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Regarding “Inaction on gun laws is not the NRA’s fault” (Page A15, Friday) and “Guns, politics and hunting” letters (Page A14, Friday), which are all commentaries about the latest mass shooting in Sutherland Springs. Yes, we had another mass shooting which, in my opinion, could not have been prevented. Innocent people again lost their lives for no apparent reason.
Some writers want more gun control and others argue against it. It is now estimated that there are between 5 million and 8 million assault rifles in our society. More gun control would not be able to take all of these weapons out of our society. It would be like closing the barn door after the cows have already gone out.
Others argue that any type of gun control violates the Second Amendment so our law enforcement can not restrict those on terror lists, with mental problems or even criminals from purchasing weapons (the criminals can purchase firearms at gun shows without any background check).
However, the telling thing to me out of all of these arguments is the total control that a lobby can have on our government legislators. It is a very true example that our legislators can be bought and paid for by lobbyists. This is the scary thing to me, and no one seems concerned about it.
Jose Rodriquez, Huntsville