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The Wrong Side of History

I struggled with whether or not to respond to your email, hoping the angels of my better nature would prevail.  Gun advocates rarely make good conversationalist.  Your attempt to rationalize what has become a Republican mantra has been wanting for facts on both sides.  You say cities with gun bans have higher crimes and I point out that a vast majority of sheriffs and law enforcement officers beg for gun control laws.  And so the argument continues. 

Here’s what we know.  The Republican Party has become the party of “NO!”  No to gun reforms. No to environment reforms.  No to school funding for Frederick County. And ultimately when it came to storms of angry people seizing our Capitol and looking to hang the Vice President of the United States, the Republican Party said, “No, it wasn’t his fault.”

Here’s what I know.  I have never been shot by a person who did not have gun, although many innocent citizens have.  I have never been saved by a person who had a gun and very few other have.

You suggest that such a law would be difficult to enforce.  That puts this law juxtaposition laws like speeding – difficult to enforce because everyone on I 81 drives over 70.  There are just too many to stop.  And yet we do.  Tough to enforce sends exactly the wrong message to a population of people too angry, too anxious to fight, too ready to form vigilant militia and to scary. 

Republicans vote no on threats we do not have and yes to those we do.  Why are you still a member of a party who leader is Donald Trump?

You’re a good person, with a good heart, you just happen to be on the wrong side of history.

Bill Fuller

Bill Fuller

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