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Tue, April 9, 2013

Gun control measures

It looks like most of the gun control momentum that arose following the tragedy at Sandy Hook in Newtown has diminished greatly.  Though no one measure can prevent a repeat of that horrible day, making any strides towards keeping weapons out of the hands of dangerous people is at least a step in the right direction. The universal background check measure may pass, but outlawing assault-type weapons and limiting the size of clips looks certain to fail. Too bad. 

I have no issue with law-abiding citizens owning a weapon.  But, I fail to see the need for anyone outside of our military to possess an assault-style rifle that can shoot 20, 30 or more bullets from one magazine.

It's fairly clear that many legislators on the Hill have realized just how many campaign dollars they will lose if they support any further gun control.  Even as the majority of their constituents want this legislation to become law.  Too bad.

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