Does anyone remember the Columbine High School massacre in the Denver suburbs on April 20, 1999? Thirteen were murdered and twenty-one injured. Does anyone remember the massacre inside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012? Twelve people were killed and seventy injured. These two tragic events were orchestrated by individuals with severe mental issues. These are just two of the many examples of the uncontrolled gun violence in this country.
Do you know what happened today? The Republican controlled Congress approved a bill allowing mentally ill people to purchase guns. The bill will most certainly be signed by the President.
And yes, Cory Gardner, the Republican Senator from Colorado, voted for this bill. He voted along party lines. A man, who was born and raised in Colorado, apparently didn’t learn anything from two of most heinous crimes in this state. Mr. Gardner has sold his soul to the gun lobby.
The people will remember this in 2020.