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Leaders show lack of vision in focusing on gun rights

We tried a so-called assault rifle ban, and it didn’t make our schoolchildren safer. How about the mental health community, the American Psychiatric Association, the pharmaceutical companies, the Food and Drug Administration, the American Civil Liberties Union, school architects, school boards, judges, our correctional system, law enforcement, and troubled people’s parents making these innocent schoolchildren safer?

I also condemn the entertainment industry for glorifying violence for profit and the news media for sensationalizing these incidents and making these deranged individuals famous, encouraging imitators.

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