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Letter: Courageous stand from Ayotte

Sen. Kelly Ayotte deserves credit for having the courage to stand up for our rights. The knee-jerk reaction to the Newtown tragedy is to restrict our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Instead of examining the role of violent movies or looking into how we deal with mental illness, some people jump to the conclusion that further limitation on law-abiding gun owners is the answer.

Just as the terrorists in Boston were looked at, then ignored, so was the mental condition of Adam Lanza. Criminals will not register their weapons, nor will they buy their weapons legally.

Recently people from the high-crime state of Connecticut have visited New Hampshire and challenged our senator. To them I say: Leave us alone and worry about the crime in your own state.

CHRISTOPHER KERSHNER

Concord

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