In Casey Wood’s April 20 article, Stand up to the gun lobby , her frustration with our elected leaders is palpable.
Despite the fact that 90 percent of Americans support expanding background checks on gun sales, 46 senators voted against the bipartisan Manchin-Toomey amendment that would have expanded background checks to Internet and gun show sales. The NRA lobbied hard against this measure.
Woods makes the case that while a majority of Americans supported the proposed amendment a lack of organization makes us less influential than the NRA. The horror of Newtown moved Woods to action.
She asks us to join her efforts to convince our elected leaders there is an alternative to the NRA position.
The Manchin-Toomey proposal may come up for another vote. Let’s support the elected officials that support this measure.
Julie Morrall, Fort Lauderdale