EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 20, 2013

Letter: Congress bows to its NRA masters


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — To the editor:

In your attempt to perpetuate the insane, stupid, gun culture in this country, you make the twisted argument in your Sept. 18 editorial that the 12 people murdered at the Washington Navy Yard were killed with a shotgun and the shooter passed a background check. That logic will give much needed comfort to those families of the people killed. Did this statement come right out of the NRA propaganda blitz?

Let’s face facts: Congress is owned by its NRA masters. We have little hope for change. I suggest that we might as well start flying the flag at permanent half-staff and begin wearing bulletproof vests.

Richard J. O’Shaughnessy

Salem