It’s past time for responsible gun owners to speak out against assault weapons and call for a ban. These killing machines do not belong in public places in the hands of untrained civilians and kids who can’t even buy beer.
I’m no liberal. I’ve voted Republican my whole life and was a National Rifle Association member for more than 50 years until the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. I have a 10-year-old granddaughter who was in her fourth grade classroom in San Antonio on May 24, just 80 miles from Uvalde. It’s too close to home, and I’m tired of seeing nothing done in the 10 years since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Since then, mass shootings have nearly tripled.