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August 15, 2014
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Letter: Time to repeal an inefficient, needlessly expensive law

Brady HVPA is wrongly applied

Jim and his wife, Sarah, worked tirelessly to pass the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. As far as I can ascertain, many claims of accomplishment are made about this law, but groups and organizations who support it never mention all of the expense and aggravation caused by it.

They never mention the thousands of citizens who are forced to appeal a gun purchase denial. From 2000 to 2010, there were 107,157 persons who were denied a gun purchase. They appealed and the denial was overturned. That means more than 206 people per week were incorrectly denied and forced to appeal this on their own time and at their own expense. How many persons were denied who did not appeal?

In our country, punishment should be reserved for those who have committed a crime. This law punishes lawful citizens. It’s time to end the incorrectly named Brady handgun law.

David Cordon


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