To the editor:
I am encouraging readers to show their outrage against the Florida school shootings and join the Student March for Our Lives on March 24. Follow the advice in the Journal-World editorial of Feb. 11 and ask Congress to again ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines — both bans that were in effect from 1995 to 2004. Also, demand a background check on the sale of all guns, especially at trade shows.
Recently there were two J-W articles telling of incidents of raffle prizes of assault weapons by a candidate running in the 2nd Congressional District in Leavenworth and a pastor in Baldwin City holding a fundraiser for teens with the winner of the raffle to be given an AR-15 rifle. Tell our legislators in Topeka to ban such raffles!
Do not vote for any politician that accepts contributions from the National Rifle Association, has a top NRA rating for voting or is a member of the NRA. All members of NRA should resign like President George H. W. Bush did in 1995.