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Time to counter NRA's undo influence

Henry E. Josten Old Saybrook

Publication: The Day

Published 01/25/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 01/24/2013 05:38 PM

It is high time we put an end to letting the NRA tail wag the dog that is the United States as a whole. It is high time we put an end to automatic weapons and gun clips with more than 10 bullets (whose only purpose is to kill as many people in as short a time as possible) in private hands.

Our forefathers, who crafted the Second Amendment certainly never imagined authorizing, in perpetuity, that almost everyone who wants such a weapon can readily buy one or steal one.

The NRA is right in one respect. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. True, but automatic guns and huge gun magazines make the killing of people, including young children, much easier.

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