Caruso ig­nores gun lobby ...

The Dallas Morning News - - Nation&world -

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

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