To the Editor:
Reference Ann McFeatters’ column titled, “Senate gun vote should resound at polls” in the April 22, 2013, Killeen Daily Herald’s Opinion Page A4.
I do not think I have ever heard such a sore loser be so vile and misinformed as Ms. McFeatters expounds in her gun control rant. She does not seem to understand representative government, the Second Amendment or the concept of majority rules.
She vilifies senators of both parties who voted against the latest bid for gun control legislation, even though these senators were representing the majority of their constituency.
She only sees her side of the gun control debate and disregards the millions of people who feel differently than she does. She lays the defeat of gun control 2013 at the feet of the National Rifle Association (NRA). The truth of the matter is that the NRA only represents a small percent of the voting public.
McFeatters argues that “hunters and sport shooters do not need huge magazines that fire dozens of bullets in a few seconds.” The Second Amendment is not about hunters or sport shooters. It is about American citizens being able to defend themselves against a tyrannical government with modern weapons. A tyrannical government is a government that has an insatiable appetite for our tax dollars, does not listen to the American voter, and spends our tax dollars foolishly.
I cannot think of anything more divisive to our nation when the “majority rules” is disregarded by the minority as our way of settling disputes. The debate never stops even though a majority decision has been reached by vote. I think this is one reason why government has grown so large and out of touch with the American people, and why Congress’ approval rating is in the toilet.
No one understands why we ship resources overseas when we have Americans suffering at home; why we have such a proliferation of laws that no one understands or even reads; why our immigration system is now laughable; and why our schools are failing to educate our children. We continually spin our wheels and nothing gets done. In my mind, this is what is shameful.
George Van Riper