Letter to the editor, Feb. 13

Gun Rights

HB1107 would endanger Hoosiers

Republican House Bill 1077 would remove the requirement of a license to carry a handgun. The sponsors say that permits impede on Second Amendment Rights. Indiana already has some of the most liberal laws concerning the Second Amendment. Anyone can go to an Indiana gun show or on the internet and buy all the guns and ammo they want without a background check.

If you have been around guns, you know guns are not toys and bullets will hit something. You also know not everyone should be carrying a gun in public, gun safety 101. Do you want to go into Walmart and have everyone inside packing a gun? The Fraternal Order of Police is against HB 1077 because they understand it greatly increases the danger to the public and their members.

If this law passes, Hoosiers will die or be harmed unnecessarily. It may be intentionally or by a drop of a gun accidentally. The sponsors of this bill will be paid handsomely by the NRA leadership and gun manufacturers, but average Hoosiers will pay with their lives.

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Republicans talk a big show about having the backs of police officers and average Americans but their record doesn’t show it. They have chosen to put money in the pockets of their millionaire supporters and themselves over everything. I hope the victims of this law and their families remember it was the GOP that unnecessarily caused their pain and loss and they profited from it.

Tim Mahaffey

Middletown

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