Letter: Politicians report to NRA, not the people

  • Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:22 p.m.

I read with interest the Letter to the Editor from Fred Hoefle in Monday’s (May 20) paper, and I totally agree with his position. I remember a townhouse meeting I attended recently where my representative in the state legislature announced with pride that he had an “A Plus” rating from the National Rifle Association.

Let’s see. An “A” rating means that he did everything the NRA asked of him, the “Plus” must mean that he went above and beyond what the NRA wanted. Guess what my legislator did next: He backed a bill in the House of Representative to allow the carrying of weapons in restaurants serving alcoholic beverages. That ought to earn him an “A Plus Plus.”

And we thought he represented the wishes of his constituents, not the NRA.

By the way, why haven’t we heard from the Aiken Police Chief or the Aiken County Sheriff about this bill?

By Jerrold Sundt

Aiken

Comments { }

Commenting rules: Do not post offensive, racial or violent messages. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the commenter, not www.aikenstandard.com. Click 'report abuse' for any comments that you feel should be removed from the site. However, www.aikenstandard.com is not obligated to remove any comment posted on the site. Moderators do not have the ability to edit comments. Read the terms of use.