Ocean City Today

Las Vegas shootings require action

Readers' Forum
Oct 05, 2017



printed 10/06/2017



The Las Vegas atrocity is the final straw. This was not an act of terror, nor the craziness of gangsters — it is pure evil.

I strongly support the second amendment, but it was created at a time when its enactors could not have imagined the atrocities it helps engender by today’s inconceivable weaponry.

Yes, every adult should be able to legally buy a gun to protect his or her home and family. Hunters should be allowed to purchase rifles for their sport. But the availability of gun silencers and all manner of automatic weapons capable of firing hundreds of high-power bullets must stop. Now.

Congress must stop worrying about loss of NRA sales (They will do just fine). The purchases of weapons for self-protection are probably soaring right now — and will continue. Congress must make Americans safer.

Any congressperson who does not immediately support a new second amendment should receive a plentitude of phone calls and letters from their electorates. I will strongly urge everybody I know to do so, and to write tons of letters to Ocean City Today.

Tom Sandusky

Ocean Pines

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