To change gun laws, change Congress
February 18. 2018
By The Day Editorial Board
Every country has people with mental illness and serious emotional problems, a smaller percentage with violent tendencies.
But, aside from lawless nations confronting anarchy,
the United States stands alone in providing such easy access to guns designed to kill many people fast.
as President Trump noted
after the latest slaughter of innocents at a Florida high school,
the nation should do more to help people struggling with mental illness.
But what it must certainly do, and what the president and his Republican Party refuse to do,
is control access to these WMDs — weapons of mass death.
It is also worth noting that even on the issue of mental health,
Trump’s call for action drips with insincerity.
His just-released budget proposal seeks massive cuts
that would dramatically reduce access to the nation's mental health care system
millions of low-income individuals.
Likewise the administration continues to
undermine the Affordable Care Act without proposing an alternative program.
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Norwich Resident Report
For those trying to equate banning assault weapons
with a woman's right to choose to continue a pregnancy or not:
If you could stop a criminal that can either destroy 5 thousand embryos or kill five thousand six year old children, which do you choose