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Dr. David Criste: Good job, Senate

Dr. David Criste

Incredibly, the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate, led by Harry Reid, rejected any new anti-gun legislation. It apparently recognized that more laws that only place a burden on the law-abiding do not decrease violence.

We reduced the death toll from drunken driving by enacting stiff penalties and by vigorous enforcement of the law. We didn't ban cars, recognizing that the inanimate objects are not the cause of the crime.

Unfortunately, the Democrat-controlled Legislature here in Colorado could not (or would not) make that leap. They could have used their majority to increase mental health funding, for instance, but chose instead to burden the law-abiding with new laws.

Dr. David Criste

Steamboat Springs