Letters to the Editor

Letter: Take action on guns

To the Editor:

While the legislation pending in Congress requiring background checks for all gun purchases is a good first step, we need to go further. I agree with Ron Erdmann in his excellent letter of Aug. 7 that assault rifles and high-capacity magazines should be outlawed.  

To those who say it will never happen, I think we have to at least try.

Fifty years ago, no one went to a large gathering fearful of a mass shooting. Can’t we give that safety back to our children and grandchildren?

Carole Elsner

Crystal Lake

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