Letter to the Editor: Questions

In light of what has happened in the last month or so, I would like to put a different spin on the horrible events that have transpired. Let’s say instead of 58 people being killed in Nevada, a gunman gunned down 58 Senators in the Senate. Instead of 26 people being gunned down in Texas, 26 Representatives were gunned down in the House.

So here are the questions:

  1. Would our elected officials continue to pay lip service by sending thoughts and prayers, while silently praying that it wasn’t them?
  2. Would they continue to say this is a mental health problem while continually defunding mental health programs?
  3. Would they continue to accept money from the gun lobby and the NRA?
  4. Do these elected officials deserve to represent us when our children and babies are being gunned down in our schools and churches?

The majority of Americans don’t want guns to be taken away; all we are asking for is commonsense gun laws and funding for mental health issues. We the people have the power to change what is happening to this country of ours, let’s start using it. Get out and vote, not along party lines but for common decency and for our children and grandchildren. They deserve better.


Carol Schmidt

Baileys Harbor, Wis.

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