Caruso ignores gun lobby ...
I’ ll say this for Jay Caruso, the new conservative member of your editorial board, he’s got gall, and his red state bias certainly shows. He claims a big problem in the gun control debate is that Democrats have no constructive ideas and only wring their hands after a tragedy such as Las Vegas. What hogwash.
I remind Caruso of the 12 proposals President Barack Obama made to Congress after the horror of Sandy Hook, including reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and limiting magazine rounds to 10. Congress failed to pass any of them.
Caruso doesn’t mention the real reason accomplishing any meaningful gun control legislation has failed: the gun lobby and the millions of dollars it contributes to influence members of Congress.
And does anyone really have to guess where most of that money goes? Didn’t think so. According to a list just published by The New
York Times, the top 10 senators and the top 10 House members who have been beneficiaries of NRA money are Republicans, those stalwart defenders of the Second Amendment. Caruso should go back to the drawing board. Fred R. Neary, Far North Dallas