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Reader Opinion: The big picture

I live in Breezy Point and I am wondering if our legislators and senators are living in a bubble. I am in Florida for a month and am amazed at the sweeping gun legislation that was passed here with a Republican governor and under the movement ins...

I live in Breezy Point and I am wondering if our legislators and senators are living in a bubble. I am in Florida for a month and am amazed at the sweeping gun legislation that was passed here with a Republican governor and under the movement instigated by the youth survivors of the Parkland massacre. Just because our resort community has not experienced school violence does not mean we should not be proactive. Sensible gun reform will not be proposed because they can't get the votes? Our local politicians are in the pockets of the NRA. Kudos to the informed and credible students who were "kicked out " of our Legislature when they protested. I ask our senators, "Do you need an AR-15 to protect yourself on a trail?" Do we need to shoot a deer with a "assault type "rifle so there is nothing left to eat? I seriously think we need politicians who can see the "big picture" rather than the slanted microcosm of the Brainerd lakes area. Not all constituents agree with their agenda.

Kathi Malone

Pequot Lakes

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