Background checks, Obamacare are wrong for U.S.

2013-05-13T00:00:00Z Background checks, Obamacare are wrong for U.S. nwitimes.com
May 13, 2013 12:00 am

The writers who love Barack Obama, Pete Visclosky and Joe Donnelly for wanting government-mandated background checks trust the government more than I do -- or the NRA does.

There is no way this government needs information on everyone who owns a gun. Let the states deal with it.

This feel-good legislation would not have saved one person from the mentally disturbed people that have committed horrific mass murders. Better mental health care is needed instead.

It is no surprise that Visclosky and Donnelly voted for this and for the disastrous Obamacare. Thanks to their votes, either people's insurance rates go up, insurance is lost or soon you'll be taxed on insurance benefits provided by the employer, or full-time jobs cut to part-time so employers won't have to provide it. Oh, and the government will know every ailment you have.

A no vote was right for both federally mandated background checks and Obamacare.

- Milly Rich, Crown Point

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"

Questions?

Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357

Poll

Loading…

Should the Indiana attorney general's office compel all Lake County municipalities to merge E-911 dispatch services?

View Results