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letters | shootings in Washington

More grim signs of a battle lost to the NRA

RE “DAY of deaths and dread in the nation’s capital” (Page A1, Sept. 17): Kudos to those of humanitarian spirit who react to the death and destruction of innocents, and who try to enact crucial legislation against guns and those who own them. Standing in their way are this group that wrongly thinks the Second Amendment is biblically untouchable. Our Founders did NOT mean it to be so.

It seems more important for the National Rifle Association hierarchy to urge everyone to own a gun than it is to care about all the senseless killing that occurs when people who should NOT have a gun can easily get one.

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