On March 21, 2013, I urged Rep. Chris Stewart to actively support common sense gun control measures that had been proposed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.

Stewart's reply mentioned the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, McDonald v. Chicago, affirming the right of citizens to own firearms. He inadvertently (or perhaps intentionally) overlooked the court's affirmation of "laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms."

Six years have passed since our exchange and I have yet to observe any movement by Stewart with respect to gun laws. None.

Perhaps now, in view of the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, Stewart can awaken from his long taxpayer funded hibernation and start living up to his legislative responsibilities.

Alexis Kelner, Salt Lake City