Obama on guns

Posted Saturday, May. 11, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Dave Waldrop’s disrespectful, inaccurate April 27 letter cried out for rebuttal. His assertion that President Obama lied about 90 percent of Americans supporting enhanced background checks for gun purchases was outrageous.

Every national poll that I saw came to the same conclusion as the president — 90 percent of all Americans supported checks to keep guns out of the hands of deranged people.

Also, Waldrop used the fact that four Democrats voted against the measure as proof that the bill lacked public support. The final vote of 54 senators for and 46 against means that if a majority ruled, the bill would now be law. Unfortunately, the Republican filibuster tactic required a supermajority.

Waldrop’s last advice to the president, “You lost, sit down and be quiet,” would be more meaningful if directed toward Waldrop’s fellow far-right Republicans — especially members of Congress — concerning the last presidential election.

— Carl V. Flores, Grandview

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