Vote ‘no’ on gun con­trol

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND VOICES - Clay See­ley, Owings Mills

The very last thing our coun­try needs is more gun con­trol laws (“Lock­ing up ‘bad guys with guns,’” Oct. 24). Those laws will only af­fect the le­gal, con­sci­en­tious and re­spon­si­ble gun own­ers, and vot­ing for a can­di­date who will spon­sor and en­act even more laws will ac­com­plish noth­ing ex­cept cre­ate more gov­ern­ment bu­reau­cracy.

We need to vote for the can­di­dates who will ac­tu­ally en­force the ex­ist­ing laws. Can­di­dates who will ap­point judges who will hand down sub­stan­tial jail time to of­fend­ers, not just slaps on the wrist; can­di­dates whow­ill sup­port tougher state’s at­tor­neys who will vig­or­ously pros­e­cute the of­fend­ers; can­di­dates who will sup­port our po­lice who are try­ing des­per­ately to en­force the ex­ist­ing laws de­spite se­ri­ous op­po­si­tion from all sides.

We don’t need to elect can­di­dates who will add to the over­whelm­ing gov­ern­ment bu­reau­cracy by en­act­ing more laws. We need to elect can­di­dates who will use the ex­ist­ing laws to pro­tect us from the crim­i­nals. We don’t need pro­tec­tion from law-abid­ing cit­i­zens.

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