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letters | TAKING AIM AT GUNS

Leaders show lack of vision in focusing on gun rights

Customers of Trader’s Diamonds Guns Watches and Loans, in Alton, Ill., listened to President Obama call for Congress to act on gun restrictions Wednesday. The shop has seen a spike in business in recent weeks.

JOHN BADMAN/THE TELEGRAPH VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

Customers of Trader’s Diamonds Guns Watches and Loans, in Alton, Ill., listened to President Obama call for Congress to act on gun restrictions Wednesday. The shop has seen a spike in business in recent weeks.

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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I am appalled at the lack of vision displayed by our country’s leaders. These tragedies have been going on for years, and little to no progress has been made.

They are going to tell Americans that they have the answer: Give up your constitutional rights. They will be wrong again.

Bob McCorry

Wakefield

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