Make a difference; support gun laws

 
Posted7/18/2016 1:00 AM

Do you know someone who has lost a loved one to gun violence? What would you do if you lost a loved one to gun violence? Ask your elected officials and they say, "I'm praying for the victims ..."

We need real action now!

 

You may think that this could never happen to you, or at least you hope it won't. The residents of Orlando, Chicago, Charleston, Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, Roseburg, Santa Monica, and Oak Creek never thought it would happen in their cities or towns. Tragically, it did.

Why? Why in a country that vows "liberty and justice for all" are citizens gunned down with regularity?

The reason is that there are too many guns available to people who should not have a gun in their possession.

I go to my local hair salon. The stylists need a license, which generates revenue. I want to drive a car. I need a license, which generates revenue. I go to purchase alcohol. The seller needs a license, which generates revenue. I want to go fishing. I need a license, which generates revenue.

I go to buy a gun. The seller does not need a license in Illinois. No revenue!

Did you know that Arlington Heights has seven gun dealers?

Did you know that over 90 percent of voters in suburban Cook County support the licensing of gun dealers in Illinois?

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Did you know that 77 percent of Illinois gun owners support the licensing of gun dealers in Illinois?

What can you do? Contact your state legislators and congressmen and tell them you want common sense gun laws

Save a life! Make a call! Send an email! Make a difference.

Kathy Carter

Arlington Heights

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