To the Editor:
Surveys show that over 90 percent of the people, including most gun owners, support some kind of background check on the purchase of firearms. Many members of the Rhode Island legislature, however, will ignore the wishes of the people, including many police and law enforcement officials, and vote against this very small step toward curbing gun violence.
But we can be assured, should tragedy befall one of these law enforcement officials, those very same legislators will be among the loudest mourners wailing about the debt of gratitude we owe to those who form the “thin blue line.”
They expect these men and women to put their lives on the line for them, but actually doing something in return to make their jobs a bit safer is apparently asking too much.
It’s all about promoting themselves, taking NRA “donations” (bribes) and counting on us to forget their sell out during the next election.
Shame on them for acting this way, but an even greater shame on us if we do forget and allow them to get away with this.