Letter: Vote for politicians who will ban assault weapons

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The slaughtering of harmless folks utilizing military-style weapons that now we have witnessed for many years all through this nation has come to Maine. It’s visceral, actual and terrifying. We blame the politicians for not doing something to guard our neighborhood from weapons, however we’re those that voted these politicians into workplace.

We’re a gun society. It’s in our Structure and we’ll by no means take the ability to personal a gun away from civilians. However we’re additionally a civil society providing independence and freedom in live performance with the calls for of federal and state governments. So sure, let’s honor our constitutional proper to personal a firearm and maintain our pistols. Let’s honor the heritage of searching and maintain our rifles. And let’s honor the Structure and “ promote the final welfare” of our residents by taking weapons of mass destruction off the streets. Allow us to not honor the lust for mass firepower just because we need to and since we are able to.

Congress shrinks from any dialogue on firearms. Don’t allow them to. Vote for those who assist an assault weapon ban. Don’t give Sen. Susan Collins your vote if she refuses to assist such a ban. Can we glance into the eyes of our youngsters and promise them that now we have performed every thing in our energy to guard them from a mass capturing? By voting for representatives and senators who will ban military-style weapons, we could have performed our half. It truly is that straightforward.