Senators' gun vote

Posted Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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On April 17, our elected senators voted down a bill to extend background checks for gun purchasers even though 85 to 90 percent of Americans desired this.

The National Rifle Association lied about the effects of the bill, upset a lot of gun owners and intimidated our brave, illustrious senators. No coherent arguments from the senators showed a good reason for the bill not passing.

Apparently, the NRA scorecard is more important to the senators than opinions of Americans whom they are supposed to represent. Since our senators cannot, or do not, wish to actually represent us, perhaps they should not be elected again.

-- Ailene Gibson, Fort Worth

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