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Lawrence Wansing


Dear editor:

In the weekend that just ended (Aug. 3-4), there were two more mass shootings. One in El Paso, Texas — 21 deaths and 26 injured. In Dayton, Ohio, nine dead and 27 injured.

When will America stand up to this president and the Republican Senate and Mitch McConnell and demand that something is done? This is how Adolph Hitler manipulated the masses (in the ’30s ) that led to the Second World War. The Republicans have bowed down to the NRA and their money for decades

Eighty percent of Americans are in agreement that gun control is needed.

I’m not in favor of taking away guns per se or trashing the Second Amendment, but these assault rifles have no place in our culture. Especially those with multiple ammo magazines, as many as 50 rounds or more. These are just made to kill people and should only be allowed to be used by law enforcement and the military.

It has been estimated that there is over 393 million guns in the U.S. already.

In the recent past there were mass murders in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017 — 58 killed, over 500 injured; Nov. 5, 2017 — Sutherland Springs, Texas. More than two dozen killed and many injured; Feb. 14, 2018 — Douglas High School, 17 students, two teachers, many others injured; May,18,2018 — Sante Fe High, eight students, two teachers and 13 wounded; June 28, 2018 — Annapolis, Maryland, five dead and many injured; Oct. 27, 2018 — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 11 dead and many injured; Nov. 7, 2018 — Thousand Oaks,California, 12 killed and many injured; Feb. 15, 2019 — Chicago, five killed and many more injured; May 31, 2019 — Virginia Beach, 12 killed and many injured.

There have been over 300 multiple gun killings already this year of 2019. Since 2016 when this president started his campaign, hate crimes are up 226 percent. That should tell you something right there. This president said on national TV that he is a white nationalist. He loves Kim Jong Un and thumbs his nose at our friends. These are facts, folks, which no one can deny. But I will get trashed by the many gun nuts for presenting these facts, you can count on it. But I don’t care because I feel for these many who have lost loved ones. Someone needs to stand by them. May God help us. Amen.

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