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Assault weapons must be banned in all of U.S. now

To The Daily Sun,

A 2016 CBS news poll, after the Orlando night club shooting, asked, "Would you vote for or against a law that would reinstate and strengthen the ban on assault weapons that was in place from 1994 to 2004?" and found 56 percent support, but no Congressional action was forthcoming.

The ban expiration happened during the presidency of George W. Bush. Our potential banning laws have been the focus of the gun lobby ever since, though some states have enacted their own strict focus on keeping these weapons of mass murder controlled within their borders.

Borders? Fixing danger? Let’s have national law once again for our safety against assault weapons, that “wall.”

Banning weapons of mass murder by “make / model, semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, features test, magazine capacity” is legal language used in seven states and the District of Columbia. In D.C. where our U.S. senators and representatives live and work, THEY HAVE THE BAN and maybe their children are safe at schools or safer. Maybe their nights out they are safe or safer.

But what about the assault weapons already purchased and here, come into our midst after 2004? No more manufacture of their ammo, if we can never, unfortunately, call in and throw into the burn pile the weapons themselves.

In his Bowling for Columbine, 2002, movie, Michael Moore goes to the Kmart where the ammo was sold to the school shooters and wants the store to cease selling ammo.

We need to so love our children amongst us, nationwide. Our Congress must act now or voted out of office.

Lynn Rudmin Chong

Sanbornton

  • Written by Edward Engler
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Anti-gun advocates have bullseye painted on every child & teacher in school

To The Daily Sun,

Preface: I am NOT a member of the NRA! But I intend to debunk Nat King’s bold faced lie! The NRA most assuredly does NOT condone nor promote violence of any kind — especially “gun violence,” domestic violence and terrorism! The NRA promotes firearms safety – for all ages. If you have not “been through” the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe program (for preK - 4th grade) you are totally unqualified to respond to this missive.

Back in 1990, in a totally misguided attempt to make places “safe” from gun violence, America established “gun free zones.” This painted huge bullseye targets on every student, teacher and coach in our public schools. In 2008 they went at it again (https://www.gunowners.org/fs9611.htm), ignoring more than a decade of proof that “gun free” only means “disarmed target zones.”

The NRA promotes firearms safety with Eddie Eagle GunSafe for preK – 4th grade through programs for adults. Why is Eddie Eagle not in every school in New Hampshire? Because the educrats and school administrators wanted to make sure that there could be no truth about the NRA in schools for them to have to overturn in the minds of children. Promoting safer schools would have required them to give up vilifying the NRA when their “disarmed target zones” get used exactly intended — higher and higher body count in the promotion of Hitler-style gun laws.

What about the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe message for children pre-K through 4th grade should NOT be taught in our public schools? (https://eddieeagle.nra.org/) Why are the basic safety rules for a child to STOP if they find a gun, DON’T TOUCH — don’t pick it up, don’t play with it, Do Not Touch It! LEAVE THE AREA — so they won’t be in danger and to FIND AN ADULT — report the gun to an adult to keep kids safe — not being taught to children? Because it’s promoted by a premier organization (the NRA) that supports safety and training – not violence and terrorism.

There is a shrill shriek for honest discussion about firearms. Those shrieking go to great lengths to keep the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe message away from children. They claim to want to keep our children safe, yet they go to great lengths to keep a bullseye painted on every child, teacher and coach in our public schools. It’s high time this crowd start looking at the facts, and stop dancing on the graves of dead children in their demand for gun laws that would make Hitler proud.

A.C.R. Piper
Ashland

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