Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton suggested arming educators. Is he kidding? Teachers are trained to teach, not be security guards -- two different professions. Suppose a child finds a teacher’s gun? Suppose a gun goes off accidentally?
I’m baffled that responsible gun owners aren’t pressuring Congress to enact laws assuring responsible gun ownership with background checks and banning semiautomatic assault rifles.
Wouldn’t these laws protect them and their loved ones? Shouldn’t they be leading the charge for responsible gun ownership?
Does it boil down to money -- the huge sums of money the NRA donates to legislators? When will they wake up? When will Americans wake up, shouting from the rooftops: “We love our children more than our guns”?
MARILYN E. GOOTMAN, ATHENS
Worth noting Georgia officials who participated in Jan. 6 falsehoods
Thanks to the AJC for listing Georgia players leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
I hope all will take note of our former elected officials who:
1.) sided with the state of Texas in a lawsuit that sought to invalidate our state’s election,
2.) those who shared false allegations of voting fraud after our state counted the ballots three times, and;
3.) those who participated in a slate of false presidential electors, possibly violating state or federal election laws.
Some of these officials continue to run for office, and I think Georgia can certainly do without more turmoil around falsehoods.
CLAIR M. MULLER, ATLANTA