- Your Town
When they come
To the editor,
Mr. Bengeyfield, first they came for the mentally ill and nobody did anything. Then they came for the handicapped and nobody did anything. Then they came for the Jews and the Gypsys and nobody did anything. Then they came for me and nobody did anything.
You take away the guns of the citizens and only the gangs and crooks will have them – background checks or not. The government proved nothing when they shipped thousands of assault rifles to Mexico-naively thinking-”that the guns wouid lead ‘em to the drug dealers. “ That’s the mentality of this administration.
In the 50-60s the FBI did the background checks. Then a civilian company was started (probably by retired FBI agents) and they do the background checks. When asked why they approved the secret clearance on the navy yards shooter, when they supposedly had info about his mental state and incidence of violence with a gun, the spokesman for the company stated “we are not required to keep derogatory info in our files. What if someone wanted to verify that investigation?
Your idea about exempting black powder is just ridiculous. Those are the very rifles that killed thousands in the early wars. Your last sentence is the only one in your article that makes any sense.
“Those who die in gun violence, die because of it”.
When you and President Obama clean up the murder in Chicago, then you can come to Montana and tell us how you would deny us our right to bear arms.