Concern for gun victims missing from senators

info@islandpacket.comMay 2, 2013 

Both of South Carolina's U.S. senators voted against expanding background tests for persons buying guns.

Recently, Sen. Lindsey Graham was filling the airwaves with his protests over the four dead Americans in Benghazi, Libya. He is quoted to have said on Fox News, "Between Benghazi and Boston, we're going backward in national security."

Both Graham and Sen. Tim Scott voted against allowing the Senate to vote on expanding background tests for gun purchasers, an issue that nearly 90 percent of American citizens favor. They successfully backed a filibuster to stop a bill that 54 of the 100 senators favored. Despite their extreme hatred of terrorists, our senators voted to let violent offenders and mentally ill Americans purchase guns with no check of their backgrounds.

Both have spoken in favor of allowing any American to buy large capacity magazines and assault rifles. Their logic seems to be to crack down on foreign terrorists and allow American terrorists to purchase assault rifles, large capacity clips and any kind of ammunition so they can terrorize little kids in American school houses, people in movie theaters or students on college campuses.

I will never understand how Graham can be so upset about four dead Americans in Benghazi and yet care so little about 26 students and teachers lying on the floor of a school in Connecticut.

Jim Riggs

Hilton Head Island

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