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Tuesday's Letters to the Editor

If not now, when?

EDITOR: This country has ceased to be "for the people and by the people." It is now controlled by cowardly, spineless, politically motivated representatives who have no moral compass but that which serves their agendas.

The vote in the U.S. Senate against considering gun control leaves one to speculate whatever happened to pride in our country. I wonder, as a senior citizen, if I am alone in this overwhelming disgust and disappointment in a governing body that refuses to protect its citizens.

Obviously, the strength of the National Rifle Association elicits a greater morality than the lives of our children and the American public.

Our Founding Fathers meant in the Second Amendment to protect their homes and families. How anguished those good men would be to see their intentions twisted into today's NRA format, as evidenced into the Senate's political self-serving vote.

Where is their conscience?

This is not about sporting or recreational guns; this is about the use of weapons that sacrifice innocents all across our land. How long and what further massacres must take place before we say enough?

If not now, then when will we be stronger and braver and take back the safety of our people?

JANET MATSON

Cloverdale


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