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    Without an assault weapon, rampage assailant in Texas did far less harm

    RE “STUDENT charged in Texas campus attack” (Page A7, April 10):

    In allegedly perpetrating his violent rampage at a Houston community college, Dylan Quick used a knife instead of a gun. While the attack left at least 14 injured, all are expected to survive. In fact, unarmed students were able to hold Quick down until police arrived and arrested him.

    Compare this episode to incidents in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo., Columbine, Colo., and too many other places where assault weapons were used. Imagine the carnage Quick might have caused with an assault rifle. I wonder if any of our NRA-friendly politicians took note, and I wonder if the NRA has a cogent response to this crystal-clear distinction.

    John Bradley