In the letter to the editor submitted to the Star-Exponent by M. Campbell on Dec. 17 titled, “Sheriff’s plan for background checks and mental evaluation is a good one,” the writer distorts Jenkins’ position on gun owners.
The letter states, “I enthusiastically support the sheriffs plan to require background checks and mental evaluations for gun owners.”
The sheriff did not say that he supports mental evaluations for gun owners. He was specifically referring to the process of selecting deputies when he referred to mental evaluations. Background checks are already being done on gun purchases when purchasing from a store or online. Also, I doubt the sheriff supports Moms Demand Action, a group the letter-writer referred to that supports gun control.
So, the author thinks that gun owners should be evaluated by a medical professional, which is a ridiculous and expensive idea.
The fallacy of “sensible” gun laws is that criminals do not obey these laws, only law-abiding gun owners comply.