Assault weapons are for military

Updated 8/12/2019 10:57 AM

A record 52 children were killed last year locked in motor vehicles in hot summer sun. So far in 2019, 26 children have been toasted to death in a hot car. I saw on the news some politicians are advocating for legislation to require car manufacturers to install warning sensors in back seats to remind some moron drivers that someone is still back there.

More people died from firearm injuries in the United States last year, just under 40,000, than in any other year since at least 1968, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes homicides, suicide, accidents and police shootings.


So far in 2019, nearly 100 people are killed every day.

Every time there is a mass shooting, politicians everywhere say "our thoughts and prayers are with their families." And still our do-nothing indecent Congress won't do a thing about it.

The chicken Republicans think the money they get from the NRA is more important human lives. Enough. The Second Amendment promises every American "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." So be it. The the Bill Of Rights was ratified in 1791, when pistols and muskets were the most deadly handheld weapons available. All weapons invented since need strict, enforced laws and regulations.

There is not one nonmilitary American who needs an assault rifle. There is not one single nonmilitary American who needs an automatic weapon of any kind. And yet Congress does nothing. And then, just to add insult to death, we have an illegitimate president who preaches hate and divisiveness. When will it end?

Ernest C. Kovacs


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