Cure for gun cancer

As a rural resident and gun-owning constituent of our elected member of the House of Representatives, I have submitted a proposal to the office of Lauren Boebert to introduce legislation in Congress to address our nationwide gun cancer. I proposed she introduce a bill that would outlaw military-style weapons, such as the AR-15, the AK-47, attack-style semi-automatic pistols and any other high-capacity weapon. I also propose a nation-wide weapons buy back and the elimination of any conceal-carry laws. I realize these would be contentious proposals, but our nation must address the evil that has been unleashed upon our people by the gun industry and NRA.

Considering there are more weapons in the U.S. than people, this is a large undertaking. We are the only nation on Earth with this frequency of mass shootings. Many will point to the Second Amendment being trampled upon. Most citizens, though, do not know the preface of the Second Amendment, which reads “ ... a well-regulated militia being necessary.” We have a well-regulated militia: it is called the National Guard.

I have never been a hunter, nor do I wish to inhibit those who partake in this activity. No hunter uses any of the previously mentioned military-style weapons to take game in our forests and prairies. But the weapons listed above were designed for one purpose, and that is to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible. Gun control is obvious.

– Gene Orr, Durango