A senator’s gun
by The Anniston Star Editorial Board
Feb 28, 2013 | 3832 views |  0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. questions Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Susan Walsh/Associated Press
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. questions Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Susan Walsh/Associated Press
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On Wednesday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina employed the well-used “guns don’t kill people; people kill people” phrase in a Washington hearing.

“I own an AR-15,” he told the police chief of Milwaukee, Edward Flynn, during the Senate hearing. “And you may not understand why I want to own an AR-15, and I may not understand what movies you want to watch.

“But we’re talking about trying to solve a problem that has, as its central core, people who are committing these crimes (who) should never have any gun or one bullet.”

On that, Graham’s right — people who suffer from mental illness should not have access to guns. But why anyone not in the military or law enforcement needs an assault-type weapon that can fire large amounts of bullets is beyond us.

So, Graham, please explain why a senator from South Carolina needs an AR-15. We’re still waiting.
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