Action — not thoughts and prayers — is needed on gun violence

Action — not thoughts and prayers — is needed on gun violence

Mark Ralston, AFP/Getty ImagesA lady sits at a makeshift memorial in Las Vegas after a gunman killed 58 individuals and wounded greater than 500 others final October.Final week, I obtained an e-mail from Sen. Cory Gardner relating to the Las Vegas taking pictures in October. He vowed to not overlook the killed and injured and the primary responders, and stated his prayers are with the victims and households.

I’m bored with the “prayers” and “moments of silence” provided by Congress. As a substitute, they should really handle our drawback with mass shootings and gun violence in America. They should discover strategies and/or laws that can maintain weapons out of the arms of the mentally unstable, terror suspects, criminals, and home violence perpetrators. They need to handle the difficulty of non-retail and personal gun gross sales and transfers into the arms those self same individuals.

The NRA and anybody who covets their gun possession rights ought to promote an answer to this drawback, or else the trampled rights of victims and their households might quickly result in the very gun possession restrictions they deplore.