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Who do you love? Your guns or kids?

Richard Bennink East Lyme

Publication: The Day

Published 04/04/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 04/03/2013 04:59 PM

Especially in light of the tragedies in Newtown, the debate over banning military-style assault weapons and large capacity magazines or enacting more stringent background checks boils down to this; we will have reasonable, effective and life-saving restrictions on firearm ownership when we love our children more than we love our guns.

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