Re "Congress is biggest obstacle to sane gun laws" (Editorials, Dec. 28): Acting together, we all have the power to strengthen gun control laws and break the NRA's hold on Congress. Contact your representatives and tell them that taking political contributions from gun lobbies will mean the end of their congressional careers and demand that they support legislation that bans the sale, transfer and manufacture of assault weapons and ammunition; closes the gun show loopholes that allow weapons to be sold without background checks; empowers the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with a strong director and a central database to track the origins of guns used in crimes; and permits the ATF to release that information.
Then let Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, etc. know you are boycotting them until they permanently end assault weapon sales. Use the power of social media to ask everyone you know to spread the word!
-- Hope Francis, Folsom