Coats is supposed to represent Hoosiers' views

2013-05-07T00:00:00Z 2013-05-08T18:15:18Z Coats is supposed to represent Hoosiers' views
May 07, 2013 12:00 am

I take some offense to Rich James’ column which implies U.S. Sen. Dan Coats had his soul purchased by the NRA.

One small point I think Mr. James misses is that the NRA represents the views of millions of Americans. Unlike New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (1 person) who spends his millions (or billions?) to influence public opinion, the NRA spends its money to give voice to the opinion of its members.

This is what Coats is also supposed to do – represent the opinion of the residents of Indiana, not the opinion of a few rich elitists.

If strict gun control is so great, why, when our president visits home, doesn’t the Secret Service say, “Hey, we are going to Chicago, we don’t need our guns; they have rigid gun control."

Remember, it is not about controlling guns. It is about controlling people.

- John Gianotti, Munster

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