In the March 2 issue of the Houston County News, state Rep. Greg Davids (District 28B-Houston and Fillmore Counties) has a 2018 session questionnaire wanting to know constituents’ opinions.
I was very surprised that gun control was not listed anywhere on the questionnaire, not even under the Top Priority section. How can our representative be so out of touch with what is happening in our lives?
In the same issue of the Houston County news, there were 4 articles pertaining to gun control. On the front page area school officials discussed their opposition to arming teachers. The opinion page carried a lengthy editorial about existing gun laws. An article about midterm elections in Minnesota contained references to the Parkland, Florida School shooting.
The weekly devotional by an area clergyman said in reference to the school shooting that killed 17 people, “The violence of the Florida school shooting has affected us all. There are now many voices joining in a call to change gun laws in our country.”
Voters are talking about gun control and have differing opinions.
I believe our elected representative needs to listen to all our voices, not just those who get the area newspapers. Our young adults and high school students don’t get the newspaper, but their opinions are just as important. I invite Rep. Davids and state Sen. Jeremy Miller to schedule town halls as soon as possible around the district to meet with constituents and hear their concerns.
Regina Chihak, La Crescent.