Tea Party politicians shouldn’t butt in…

Last week I heard on our local talk radio (KSPT 1400) an announcement or what sounded like an advertisement given by one of our local political leaders (Christian Fioravanti) that he and our other tea party official, Heather Scott, as well as our elected sheriff Daryl Wheeler, bragging about how they intervened and stopped a Veterans official from taking away a veterans guns.

While I don’t know the circumstances of these actions, I do believe a VA official that would take the action of removing a person’s guns is probably a mental health professional  who deemed it necessary.

What I hear from the gun lobby is that we don’t need more gun laws, we only need to enforce the laws that we already have.

The Tea Party subscribes to that mantra, as does the gun lobby. So here we we have a mental health official doing their job as the gun lobby says that we need to do. Then we have our elected officials butting in and not allowing the laws that they want us to follow. I don’t get it.

Marty Stitsel
Sandpoint

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