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Letter: Simplistic thinking

I am so saddened the U.S. Senate is incapable of passing the compromise legislation for a universal gun background check. Every day we hear of a child or other family member being slaughtered with a gun. How could Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a mother and someone who served as New Hampshire attorney general and saw the toll of gun violence on our families and communities, have failed to support this bill?

All I can imagine is she falls prey to thinking simplistically, rather than exploring the complexities of what our Constitution intends. Isn’t our children’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as compelling as the right to bear arms?

DORIS HAMPTON

Canterbury

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