LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NRA should help draft crime-fighting bill

Friday, May 17, 2013 | 2:26 p.m. CDT

An open letter to all members of Congress:

You draft a gun control bill and as soon as the NRA find out what is in it they fight tooth and nail to prevent it from being passed.

I have a question: Why don't you invite the NRA to help you draft a crime-fighting bill? If you did that I think the NRA would support you instead of fight you.

James D. Miller is a resident of Fayette.

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Michael Williams May 17, 2013 | 6:01 p.m.

I thinks that's a great idea......

Except it's called "lobbying", which is a bad word.

And there's not a few folks who would be upset that an organization like the NRA wrote legislation.

Of course, it happens all the time anyway ala insurance, unions, and medical as examples; the only difference is who thinks their ox is getting gored. It's kinda like "good rich" and "bad rich" can be filthy rich, but if you talk the talk (you don't have to walk the walk), it's A-OK. Same thing here.

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frank christian May 17, 2013 | 10:29 p.m.

I think NRA is and has been helping with crime fighting bills, now and all the time. What is heard so often is NRA opposition to bills containing gun control with nothing to do with prevention of crime. The "late" bill so ardently presented by Senator Feinstein (who has a license to carry)is a prime example.

The crap that NRA does not represent the American public, is just that!

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