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Argeo Paul Cellucci

Do gun laws stand a chance?: A coalition worked in Mass.

Get it done. That was our attitude at the Massachusetts State House in the late 1990s.

I know there is no one easy answer to stopping the mass shootings like those committed by mentally ill young men in Arizona, Colorado, and most recently Connecticut. Certainly expanding mental health services is critical. But there are common-sense gun control policies like those adopted here in Massachusetts nearly 15 years ago which would make a huge difference. What it takes is the political will in Washington to get it done.

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