Time to outlaw automatic weapons

Dear Editor,
It is time for Congress to stand up against the NRA and outlaw individual possession of automatic weapons. This could be difficult for some members of the Colorado Congressional delegation because individuals have received up to $3.7 million in campaign contributions from the NRA. The fire power available today was not imagined when the 2nd Amendment was added to the Constitution. By ignoring the availability of automatic weapons, Congress is as guilty as an individual shooter for the murder of our children, their teachers, concert attendees, church members and far too many others. The Florida students are taking the lead in shaming Congress for not putting an end to this carnage. It is time, for the all too often silent majority, to speak up and contact Congress on this issue.

Patricia Miller