Letter to the editor
During the last several months, I have written several letters to the editor concerning gun violence in the United States, and steps that need to be taken by politicians to help reduce the senseless killings.
Last month, I contacted Morgan Griffith and Antony Flaccavento, who are running for the 9th District US House of Representatives in the November election.
I asked both candidates about their views on gun violence. I have not heard from Griffith, but listed below are comments from Flaccavento.
• He’s a gun owner, respects the second amendment and the rights of gun owners.
• He favors universal background checks.
• He favors an increase in mental health treatment and support, especially in rural areas.
• He favors outlawing bump stocks and other types of mass destruction weapons.
• He supports the protection of victims of domestic violence.
• he wants to insure that abusers cannot buy guns.
He states: “Five years after 20 children died at Sandy Hook and 17 people were killed at Parkland, Congress has done nothing to reduce violence. A moment of silence is not enough. Congress can, and should take sensible steps.”