Letter: Group is about control

Jun. 29, 2013 @ 09:10 PM

To the editor:

I would ask, “Who isn’t against illegal guns?”

Mayors Against Illegal Guns isn’t about “illegal guns,” it’s about control. It is about slowly wearing citizens down. It is about whittling away at your rights as a citizen for the sake of perceived safety. It’s about instilling fear. It’s about creating more dependence instead of fostering independence and self-reliance. It’s about bigger government, fewer individual choices, and less freedom.

I urge Henderson’s mayor not to join MAIG. Don’t join the billionaire mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, and his quest for control. Don’t just lend support because it might be the politically correct thing to do. Ask how more restrictions on law-abiding citizens will reduce illegal guns or crime. Look at what has been tried in NYC and ask if the ultimate goal isn’t a ban on guns for private citizens. Educate yourself and understand who and what you are supporting.

With freedom comes responsibility.

Susan Floyd