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Gun Control Is Just the Regulation of Devices

RECEIVED Thu., Jan. 17, 2013

Dear Editor,
    “In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, I believe keeping our children safe is a public health issue.” ... Duh! [“Guns and Ammo ... and Austin Politics," News, Jan. 18.] While we’re passing laws, we can make it illegal to own guns in Pakistan, since those guns are being used to kill Americans. If this is nonsense, so is regulation of devices when killings are perpetrated by people – people with no regard for the law, their own lives, or the lives of others. More often than not, someone knows that someone else is about to go on a rampage. Now that Colorado has been through this a few times, it’s occurred to people there to fix the mental health laws so that they can intervene. When we put our finger on the problem, perhaps we can close in on a solution.
Meredith Poor
San Antonio
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