After Uvalde and Buffalo, how Arizonans feel about new bipartisan gun deal

Opinion: Readers weigh in on recent shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., and a bipartisan deal in the Senate to address gun violence. Arizona Republic

A bipartisan group of 20 U.S. senators, including Arizonans Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, announced a new framework for regulating guns in America.

Have the Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., shootings changed your attitudes on guns? And could you support this bipartisan approach?

Readers respond via letters to the editor and our Voices: Engaging Arizona group on Facebook:

Best we can do for now

Mike McClellan, Gilbert: The deal only nibbles at the edges. But given the NRA-rented Republican Party, I guess it’s the best we can do for now. As to Uvalde, it only reinforces that we need to end the sale of semi-automatic rifles powerful enough to decapitate and pulverize children.

It’s a start with one major flaw

Marjorie Conder, Phoenix: I’m glad to see a start on a few gun laws that might save some lives. Having a bi-partisan bill gives me hope that more members of Congress are seeing the need. However, the lack of banning semi-automatic weapons is a major flaw in this bill as far as I’ve read about it. It’s too easy to kill lots of victims in a few seconds with these guns, which were designed for military use.

I fear we won’t make real change


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