Editor,

Recently, in all the national newspapers and media sites, it was reported that when the U.S. Congress voted on a comprehensive gun control bill, every single Republican in Congress voted against it. But, according to Howard Roth, with his letter “Representatives should make our country better” in the June 15 Daily Journal, it is President Biden and the Democrats’ fault, for no meaningful gun control laws. Mr. Roth doesn’t mention that the NRA sent out a memo to all Republicans in Congress to vote against any gun control bills, as was reported in the news.

Mr. Roth blames the Democrats, who have been in the majority in Congress for nearly two years, even though Trump was in office for four years and never did anything about gun control. Neither did the Republicans who were in the majority in Congress for the first two years of Trump’s term. Yet, it is Biden and the Democrats’ fault according to Roth.

When the Republicans in Congress held the majority in Congress during most of President Obama’s eight years in office, they did nothing and prevented Obama from doing anything about gun control. But, according to Roth, it is Biden and the Democrats’ fault.

The Republicans in Congress are more interested in keeping alive their political careers than they are of keeping the nation’s school-age children alive. The NRA-bribed Republicans in Congress are a perfect example of “political corruption,” and are the sole reason why our nation does not have any meaningful gun control laws enacted. Let’s get the record straight.

Michael Oberg

San Mateo

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(6) comments

Terence Y

Mr. Oberg, your diatribe describes nicely the antics of Chuck Schumer and Democrats. You know, the Chuck Schumer who recently blocked a no-brainer of a school safety bill? I guess Schumer and Democrats are more interested in keeping alive their political careers than they are of keeping the nation’s school-age children alive. Let’s get the record straight. And how has gun control helped Chicago, now, or in the past few years, when they’ve had the most homicide gun deaths in our nation? BTW, I’m expecting another million firearms sold this month, and the next, and the next… Now, is there a direct correlation between firearms sold and gun control screeching? I wonder what the net sales difference is between Republican and Dem Presidents, and stolen election Biden?

JustMike650

BUT TY - YOU know that Oberg is/was right. Jan 6th had knuckleheads like Chrissy Conway running around trying to take over the Capital building. [beam]

Terence Y

Sorry JustMike650, I can’t remember the last time Mr. Oberg was right about anything. I do know Mr. Oberg is unable to answer a simple question regarding Chuck Schumer’s intransigence. Maybe you can give it a gander?

Tommy Tee

Truth.

Terence Y

Thanks, Tommy. I guess you’re also unable to remember the last time Mr. Oberg was right about anything.

Dirk van Ulden

Mr. Oberg - that is a good one "The Republicans in Congress are more interested in keeping alive their political careers". Show me any evidence that the Democrats are not adhering to the identical drive to stay in office. Close to home, Speier and Pelosi have been catering for years to any wacky, woke idea to keep their jobs. And if the Democrats were actually serious about gun control they would have condemned all of the riots and murders that are being perpetrated in Democrat cities. Get real, buddy!

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