by Cary S. Hines
When it comes to gun control, Tolleson is loaded for bear, albeit a dying bear.
The tiny West Valley city recently passed a resolution supporting the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 and the Fix Guns Checks of 2013 — bills that require background checks for every gun sale and ensure that anyone who is prohibited from buying guns is listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The resolution also supports legislation that keeps military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines out of civilian hands.
Tolleson’s mayor had made assurances that it’s not an attack on the Second Amendment, and I agree, it’s more of a desecration. You can’t attack something that’s already dead.
OK, I admit, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, it’s not completely dead, but it is dying.