Letter had false information
To the editor:
It’s only fair I point out that a letter to the editor this past week contained mistruths and falsehoods regarding legislation U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman passed. We must work to find solutions to keep America’s kids safe in school and work together to craft solutions to our nation’s complex problems.
Dispelling myths in the age of unprecedented access to information is vital to continuing these conversations. The letter stated “He (Bergman) did vote for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which allows the concealed transport of handguns across state lines, and also amends the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 to allow permit holders to carry a concealed weapon in school zones in any state.”
This statement is blatantly false. The amendments included a provision that would allow only certain off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to do so.
In addition, the Congressman passed the FIX NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check) Bill which encourages and incentivizes states to enter records that would legally disqualify a person from purchasing a firearm into the FBI background check system, and would have flagged and stopped several recent shooters from purchasing firearms.
I felt it was important to pass this info along.