Ninety-percent of Americans believe that background checks should be extended to the 40 percent of gun sales in this country that do not already require such checks.

The U.S. Senate is going to vote on this and other measures next week.

If you agree on these reasonable measures, you can call U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., in Manhattan at (785) 539-8973 and call U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., at his Topeka office at (785) 295-2745.

Stanley Wiles,