Isla Vista: Vote for gun regulations

Published: Tuesday, May. 27, 2014 - 1:05 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Re "Killer left signs of deadly intent" (Capitol & California, May 27): For three years Elliot Roger's history screamed for attention. Now another six young people are dead and 12 wounded.

Who's at fault? Simple: Gun lobbyists, the NRA and congressional greed. In our Senate, the vote for background checks passed 56 to 44, right? Wrong. The Republican filibuster shot it down, even after Sandy Hook.

As a doctor, I have seen the results on the human body of a high velocity round. The sight is gut-wrenchingly awful. If morgue photos of Sandy Hook victims had been published, our country might have better gun regulation laws now. The firearm fat cats are even opposed to a safer German handgun with an electronic lock so it cannot be fired by a child or a stranger. Why? Money, some of which can buy Congressional votes.

Just on this one issue, you have a choice for what is right. Vote.

-- Jon W. Candy, M.D., Loomis

© Copyright The Sacramento Bee. All rights reserved.



Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by Careerbuilder.com
Quick Job Search
Sacramento Bee Jobs »
Buy
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads
Make:

Model:

Price Range:
to
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older

TODAY'S CIRCULARS