Letters | Gun-control measure defeated

Cowardice in Congress

We are a society that is quick to look for heroes and heroic acts when tragedy strikes. Understandably, it makes us feel hopeful even as we despair over the loss of loved ones as a result of tragic events such as the massacre in Newtown, Conn., and the bombings in Boston. And that’s good.

Perhaps it would be equally useful to identify acts of cowardice, such as Wednesday’s failure to get the requisite 60 votes needed to boost legislation requiring enhanced background checks for people purchasing a gun.


Shame on the senators for caving into special interests.

Michel L. Spitzer

Jamaica Plain

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