Letter: Where is the need? | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Where is the need?

Dear citizens,

Really?! Another mass shooting, and gun lobbyists and advocates still say that “we” need assault weapons available for terrorists, mentally ill and watch-list individuals? Because … ? For that matter, why does any civilian “need” an assault weapon if not to kill many people at one time in seconds?

Can any one of the lobbyists or gun advocates tell us just one — just one — incident when an AK-47 was used to defend one’s person or property by a private individual? Just one? Yeah, didn’t think so.

So again, why? Please let your senator know that enough is enough. Assault weapons designed to kill many in seconds do not belong in our communities to murder our children, friends, family members, fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, grandparents (all at once!). Please say enough is enough. Please speak out. It could be you or a loved one next time.

Jeannie Carter


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