Regarding the Jan. 6 news article “Obama: ‘We can’t accept this carnage’ ”: I saw righteous indignation in our president’s tearful plea to our nation to help him do something, anything, to reduce gun violence.
But I guess Congress is too busy to step away from its oh-so-important (and largely symbolic) work repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood to spend a few minutes helping the president.
Where is the righteous indignation of our Republican senators and congressmen when first-graders are gunned down in their classroom? When moviegoers are slaughtered while cowering in their seats? When California public servants sharing a joyful holiday party are picked off with legal assault rifles?
These lawmakers have plenty of prayers to express at such times, but they seem to reserve their real disgust and contempt for President Obama, as he attempts to close a simple background check loophole – the best he can hope to do in the face of an intransigent Congress.
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The NRA-fueled fiasco has gone way too far for this Republican gun owner. In the fall, my ballot decisions are quite simple: If someone refuses to do something meaningful about gun violence, I will vote for his opponent.