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LETTER: What the Aspen Institute’s up to

Just wanted my brothers and sisters downvalley to get a laugh at the “Do as I Say”/Divide and Conquer game the elites and limousine liberals at the Aspen Institute play. From a recent email from one of the Aspen Institute’s vice president’s*:

“While it’s unclear that the gun legislation that failed to pass last April would have prevented the latest mass shooting which killed 12 at Washington’s Navy Yard on Monday, the tragedy does renew the debate about gun laws.”

How was Congress able to act against 90 percent of the American public and get away with it? The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg sat down with Dan Gross, president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, at Aspen Ideas. Among the many complex issues related to gun control, the two discussed background checks, assault weapons, the role of mental illness in procuring weapons, and the hardline the NRA takes on gun ownership.

“We are going to win when the American public looks at this issue not from the perspective of being a gun owner or non-gun owner or a Democrat or a Republican or a blue stater or a red stater, but as decent human beings who are concerned with our collective health and safety as a nation,” says Gross.

Now wait just a second. We Westerners take our gun ownership with great pride. We’ve grown up hunting and fishing.

More importantly, the founding fathers gave us the Bill of Rights as a package. You can’t have the first without the second.

*LOL: Also a former Aspen Skiing Co. vice president.

Lee Mulcahy

Aspen


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