Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Columnist Howey Supports "Common Sense" Gun Measures

"For the life of me, I don’t see how expanded background checks for gun purchases is an assault on the Second Amendment," says Indiana political columnist Brian Howey. He contrasts Joe Donnelly's “with gun rights come responsibility” approach to "hyperventilating" Second Amendment supporters like Dan Coats, who says "The Reid-Schumer bill goes too far and expands the government’s power to regulate, monitor and control the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms."

Howey concludes as follows: "We need common sense, statistical analysis, metrics and some innovation. The hysteria, political posturing and propaganda are an affront to the parents of the Newtown kids and teachers now resting in Connecticut graves." Read Howey's column here.