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Letters to the Editor

Stand on guns

To the Editor:

Once again, gun advocates would like to place the blame for all the gun tragedies on the president. Why not take a look at the realities. A writer recently tried to blame Eric Holder for a gun sale to Mexico. The jury is still out on that, but hey, he is in the Obama administration, so he must be guilty.

The critics would blame anyone but the unlimited sale of guns, assault weapons and massive ammunition clips.

This country must listen to reason. Stop throwing up the Second Amendment and try to find a solution. If the police in Chicago were to frisk every gang member and take his gun, the human-rights folks would scream. What is it going to take to reduce the shout of the NRA, which has managed with its powerful lobby to block any attempt to take away the threat to our society?

As for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the GOP has fought every appointment of a leader by the president. I’m still waiting to see the stand on guns by the conservative Northwest Herald.

Martha Tuohy

Crystal Lake

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