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How Many Must Die?


What is it going to take before the foolish folks who support all guns at all costs learn that assault weapons do not belong on our streets?


The first law passed in Dodge City when it became an municipality was to disallow carrying concealed weapons. The photo taken in 1879 shows the carrying of firearms was “Strictly Prohibited”


More than a hundred years later, stupidity takes over and we will continue to have more deaths in these terrible mass situations until we protect ourselves by making assault weapons ILLEGAL.


I was the victim of a shooting a few years ago and recently had my life threatened by a mentally ill man who was supposedly trained as a military sniper. This is written to ask that you please vote to help keep assault weapons and munitions from dangerous people. Please vote to require the criminal background checks before purchase of guns. I ask that you close the loopholes in federal law that allow felons, people with restraining orders, people who are dangerously mentally ill and people suspected of terrorism (and on the no-fly list) access to weapons that can kill dozens of people in just a few moments.

There is no way killings by these people can be stopped simply by more guns in the hands of “good guys”. Even if I learned to use a gun, I could not shoot my way out of danger from a sniper on a hill more than 800 yards from me. And years ago while I was on duty at the KU emergency room and a mentally ill man came in and without a word started killing with a shot gun, it is almost unimaginable how many he would have murdered with a rapid-fire semi-automatic gun. (Most likely, I would have been among the dead.)

My safety and the safety of uncounted others, will be more secure if only my stalker and others with mental illness, such as the man who shot at me in the spring of 1981 are stopped from legal ownership of assault weapons that allow the murder of dozens in just a few moments.


I ask that you ask your legislators (Senators and Representatives) to PLEASE vote with your head and your heart. Vote in favor of the innocents that are slaughtered far too often by people who should never have these weapons in their possession.


Bills have been proposed will close the various loopholes and will save lives. Encourage them to vote to protect me, safeguard children such as those who were killed at Sandy Hook, and so many who would otherwise be at risk in the years to come is vitally important.





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