17 Dec 2012
The Honorable Michael Grimm
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congressman Grimm,
Two years ago a group of concerned citizens and I met with you to express our grave concerns regarding the level of gun violence in this country. We asked you to support sensible gun laws to help reduce that unacceptable level of violence. At that time your response was “We already have enough laws on the books. I want to enforce the laws we have.”
Two weeks before Christmas twenty children, ages 6-7, were gunned down in Newtown, CT. Given this incident and the many other mass shootings that have occurred since I spoke with you, I have one question:
How effective is your position?
To someone like me, who has suffered the loss of two family members to gun violence, your position not only is not helpful, you are by default allowing the epidemic of gun violence to persist in this country. I hold you responsible as my elected official for your silence.
I hope and pray that you will reconsider your position and help put an end to the gun culture of death in this country.
The Rev. Kevin Fisher