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Letter: Gun control laws needed for children

Roger Hull’s letter to the editor published Wednesday titled “Time to take action about guns, mental health” hit the nail on the head. The epidemic of gun violence has to be stopped.

So many gun deaths and shootings of children, etc., happen that we do not even hear about all of them. Gun deaths have become commonplace.

Gun safety laws do not mean removal of guns for legitimate purposes such as hunting and  personal safety. Instead, laws have been loosened to allow persons who should not have guns to get them. And the use of assault weapons is so rampant and must be banned.   

Gun control and gun safety laws are a must to protect our children and citizens.  Those lawful individuals who own a gun for hunting and their own personal safety do not have to worry. The NRA wrongfully leads people down the path of more and more guns and more and more deaths from gun violence.

Yes, addressing mental health must be dealt with.  Instead, recent changes now enable those with mental illness to have access to guns.  Gun laws must be tightened and enforced.

It is far too easy for anyone to get a gun for the wrong reasons, and then to use them to gun down innocent children and citizens.

— Pat Bullard

China Grove

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