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Letter: Thanks, Senator Ayotte

I want to express my support for Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s “No” vote on the Manchin/Toomey amendment on background checks for gun purchases.

This entire debate has been centered on raw emotion, not on sound problem-solving ideas. Increasingly Congress has been rushing major bills through to be voted on with limited discussion, often without reading them or studying them adequately just to do something, and do it fast. The culture of violence we are experiencing cannot be legislated away. It is counter-intuitive to push for gun-control measures that will do nothing but infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners and begin to open the door for government overreach concerning our Second Amendment rights.

This was a close vote, and I appreciate Ayotte’s decision to support our Second Amendment rights.

NANCY DULAC

Brookline

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