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Letter: Several Democrats voted with Ayotte

Wow! In Thursday’s front-page article, “Ayotte helps kill guns bill,” Monitor staffer Ben Leubsdorf makes it sound like Sen. Kelly Ayotte single-handedly defeated the expanded gun background check bill. Apparently, it was inconvenient to Leubsdorf’s “facts” for him to mention that the U.S. Senate is controlled by Democrats, and that several of these Democrats voted against this bill along with Ayotte.

Oh well, so much for common-sense ethics in journalism.

By the way, I happen to be a federal firearms licensee, and the passage of this bill would have put more money into my pocket. However, I’m happy to trade a little less money for a little more freedom.

MIKE BRIGGS

Hopkinton

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