It’s been a short summer in Door County but a deadly summer across our country. The New York Times reports that this summer there were 26 mass shootings in the United States….in public places and private homes. 126 people were killed and dozens injured. In three of the four deadliest killings, the gunmen used military style weapons.

So far, our elected officials have done nothing….no new gun laws, no strengthened background laws, no banning of military style assault weapons. The silence from our Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson and our Assemblyman Mike Gallagher is deafening. Their silence is disappointing and inexcusable.

Glenna Peters

Sister Bay