Background checks remain big issue

To the editor:

Guns — what are we going to do about these guns today?

To buy a gun, one must go to the seller, the easiest point to stop any illegal buyer.

What is so difficult to understand about stricter background checks?

To obtain a driver’s license, a person must pass a written test and maneuver a driving course with a state trooper present.

To get rid of a headache, one must present a driver’s license and sign for anything with pseudoephedrine HCI in it just in case you are running a meth lab to produce illegal drugs.

AR-15 — in the two shootings in Florida, the latest at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, autopsies have shown none could have survived their wounds. Some could have survived the same wounds from a smaller caliber bullet.

Where is the justice when an 18-year-old can walk in and buy an AR-15, and where is the justice when conservative pundits and politicians try to shield the NRA by turning the subject to mental illness?

Mental illness has no bounds — it can occur at any point in a person’s life, like any other disease, with no signs of anyone planning a mass shooting.

The subject is guns and what are we going to do about a strict background check. Guns do kill by people using guns to kill. Slingshots have been out since David and Goliath.

Steve Kopa

Weirton

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