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A few more gun-control proposals to weigh

The gun-control proposals that President Obama and Governor Patrick have forwarded address some problems but not others. I would add the following three proposals.

In Massachusetts, raise the minimum mandatory sentence for possession of any unregistered gun to five years.

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Have an extensive buyback and gracious amnesty period.

Make gun owners liable for any harm done with their own gun that was not properly secured.

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The National Rifle Association and its membership of responsible gun owners should embrace these proposals.

Wayne J. Wilson Jr.

Roslindale

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