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Letter: Guns aren’t the problem

Thank you, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, for casting an intelligent vote instead of an emotional one.

We already have a background check for guns in place. It covers felons and mentally impaired people. All that needs to happen is for the people responsible for sending the information to the database to do just that. Send the information. Keep it updated. It is a felony for a felon to attempt to purchase a firearm. Tens of thousands are rejected, yet only a handful are ever prosecuted. If you cannot bring these felons to trial now and get them off the street, what is adding more gun laws going to do?

Many people have been led to believe that gun legislation will make a difference. That it’s just common sense. It’s not. It’s nonsense. It will not save even one life, young or old. It has never been “gun violence” – guns are incapable of violence. People do that.

It’s good to have a heart. It’s good to have emotion. But when you are making laws to try to keep more people safe, you must at least address the real problem. The problem is violent people. Passing more gun laws is like doing nothing. Do something.

ROGER A. FORCIER

Pembroke

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