Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A letter to Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association
I sent the following letter to Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice-president of the National Rifle Association. You can contact the organization from its website, which you can view here.
Dear Mr. LaPierre,
This nation needs a solution. The tragic events that occurred at the movie cinema in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012, are but the latest in a series of horrific incidents that continue to plague this country at semi-regular intervals: a deranged killer legally armed with a lethal arsenal opened fire on innocent people, killing many, maiming more.
The fact of the matter is that, in large part due to the National Rifle Association's influence in Washington, gun control legislation will never be enacted. And yet, as I'm sure you agree, we must have a solution. It is intolerable that these United States regularly endure this random bloodshed.
I'm writing to you in supplication. You've won the political argument. You've demonstrated your power.
Now, please, sir, will you propose a solution that fits with the principles and beliefs of the National Rifle Association and at the same time protects citizens from random wanton violence from deranged killers?
The ball is in your court, sir. We desperately crave your guidance.