Wednesday letters: Toughen law or end all checks

May 1, 2013 

I am a strong supporter of our Second Amendment (I have two guns). But despite the fact that a vast majority of the people favor expanded background checks for all gun sales, Congress has refused to expand them. By their actions, senators said that background checks aren’t important and serve as no deterrent to crime.

The present law penalizes law-abiding citizens who purchase firearms from licensed gun dealers for hunting, sport or self-defense. I believe that as it stands, the law is unconstitutional because it discriminates against a group in our society, namely licensed gun dealers.

Congress can correct this by extending the law to include all gun sales or requiring all persons who sell two or more guns in a year to be licensed as a firearms dealer or repealing the current law. Write your Congress member and let him know your thoughts on this. I have.

Richard Bryant

Hartsville

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