Thank You Seth

Published June 30, 2016, issue of June 30, 2016.

Congressman Seth Moulton has shown some courage in joining with a number of legislators in a sit-in of Congress to protest the lack of action with regard to gun control.

Gun control concerns all of us – gun owners and those of us who wish to be free of gun violence and terrorism.

While many of us were disappointed in Congressman Moulton’s support for the Iranians, Americans on both sides of the political divide – including gun owners – are strongly in support of adjusting gun laws to confront mass shootings and concerns over terrorism.

What is most exciting about the sit-in that Congressman Moulton took part in is that it represents action – something the nation’s voters rightly feel that our elected representatives are constitutionally opposed to engaging in. Through all the laments of the Obama years over Republican intransigence, neither the left or the right have actually taken many issues to the people and compelled voters to choose sides. The sit-in breaks that pattern, and perhaps it will force conservative leaders to engage on an issue they have been comfortable ignoring.

Seth Moulton could have become a lightening rod after having ousted a sitting member of Congress from his own party to win election to Congress two years ago. Instead, he has shown himself to be a thoughtful representative, one who has not always played it safe.

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