Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

March 11, 2013

NRA attack on Manchin is incorrect

— Now the Rifle Association is advertising on television saying, “Do not vote for Joe Manchin because he is voting with Barack Obama on gun control.”

Where is the money going to be lost in the sale of automatic rifles which can kill 20 innocent children and their teacher at one time because some one didn’t like their mother?

That is not protection?

 I live in a nursing home. We gather for meals and socials. What happens if someone didn’t like their grandmother?

My son has always loved guns since he was a little boy. He collects antique guns and taught my grandchildren how to shoot — for protection. They do not have an assault weapon that kills a crowd of people with the pull of the trigger. They have no use for one.

They are being asked to give up their guns.

Why not do background checks for everyone buying a gun? There are those who cannot be responsible.

Please manufacturers and Rifle Association, sacrifice a little profit. The Rifle Association doesn’t need to go on television slamming Manchin who has always supported them because he is against assault rifles. He’s a hunter as are a lot of law abiding citizens in West Virginia.

He is not asking for our guns, think safety.

Barbara Quick


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