Letter: NRA’s Minority Viewpoint

To the Editor:

Thank you for your Dec. 22 editorial, “Courage Required; a Tepid Call for Action.” It was a clear demonstration of the courage we all need, and the action we all need to take now to ban assault weapons. We must make sure that our representatives seize the moment. The National Rifle Association represents 4 million members. That leaves 307 million others unrepresented on this crucial issue.

Bob Stevens



Editorial: Courage Required; A Tepid Call for Action

Thursday, December 20, 2012

“We should have the courage, every one of us to vote for those steps” that will prevent future massacres like the one in Newtown, Conn., said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on the floor of the Senate, just a few days after the shootings. Yes, they should. But do they? While lawmakers from other parts of the country have responded to …