Letter: Gina Wooden, Sterling

Editor: A proclamation declaring June 7 as Gun Violence Awareness Day was passed by the Leesburg Town Council on a 4 to 3 vote May 28. Lending the weight to a less than unanimous vote weaponizes the proclamation process for partisan purposes. A resolution was in order if you use a majority to pass the issue.

Trying to make gun owners violent instead of the criminals who use them is an insidious, backdoor propaganda reach by the Council and Moms Demand Action. The mayor wore a ribbon supporting this action even before the vote, but, in her defense, there was no debate about the issue.

The numbers presented were askew and the gun owners were the losers. Instead of being against all violence they cherry picked legal gun owners in their quest for infringing on Second Amendment rights.

Hopefully, emotions will not be the deciding factor in all the judgements the Leesburg Council makes. Three councilmembers voted against it—Fox, Dunn and Thiel, which gives us hope that sanity well prevail.

Gina Wooden, Sterling

5 thoughts on “Letter: Gina Wooden, Sterling

  • 2019-06-03 at 5:28 pm
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    My Honey!
    Now we have numbskull Supervisor John Foust of Fairfax with a divisive proclamation about LGBT…month. Divide and conquer is their goal it is much easier to pander to smaller groups. Since 2007 this guys claim to fame as a supervisor may be the proclamation he presents on Tuesday. Just like Mayor Burk he enables the haters called democrats.

  • 2019-06-03 at 7:01 pm
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    The radical gun control group Moms Demand Action, founded by far-left activist Shannon Watts, is facing mounting backlash on social media after the organization politicized a vigil on Wednesday night for the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting. Thursday morning students stormed out of the vigil after Democrat politicians and Moms Demand Actions’ Laura Reeves “heavily politicized” the event, in the words of a student who was in attendance.

  • 2019-06-04 at 5:37 am
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    Ban Partisan Proclamations! If it is political I hope Council members refuse to condone Burk’s behavior and leave a empty space where their signature goes. Enough is enough!

  • 2019-06-05 at 7:21 pm
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    It isn’t Ban All Guns Day. It is a day to raise awareness of the issue of gun violence in this country. Maybe even to start discussions regarding how we can curb the level of gun violence which doesn’t have to mean banning guns. If you are so against this day maybe it is time for you to look in the mirror and recognize the real radical.

  • 2019-06-09 at 6:59 am
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    If you are not aware of gun violence you sure should not have one and half baked proclamations by the Mayor solve nothing, pray tell what changed?
    The governor grandstands and diverts attention from his baby kill comments yet none of his failed measures would of stopped the Virginia Beach slaughter. It was the good gun that stopped the bad gun. Guns free zones are soft targets and that is the joke of a governor solutions?
    Next we have the nuisance that is LGBT wanting to be treated as normal yet we are having the loser Leesburg Mayor proclaim they are a special class, divisive huh? Will she ever stop using the process for political gain?

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