Marco Rubio soothes the NRA


I have seen a lot of senseless remarks made by the extreme gun-rights advocates, but our own Sen. Marco Rubio outdid them all in his pandering speech in Indianapolis before the NRA.

His words: “The safety of our families is not something people should hope government can provide.” What? Does he realize that government covers federal, state and local? He’s basically saying that we can’t depend on our military, our National Guard and Reserves and our own local police forces to protect our families. We all need to arm ourselves and fight off the bad guys and girls.

Apparently Rubio believes we should all own guns and personally take the responsibility of the military and police to protect our families. Some people would call that mob rule and not the rule of law. He seems to call it the right thing to do.

I’m a retired Marine who believes in gun ownership and background checks, but I refuse to suck up to the frontier gibberish of the NRA’s gun lobby and Wayne LaPierre that more weapons in the hands of more people equals less gun violence.

Ray Belongie, Fort Lauderdale

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