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July 2, 2013
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Letter: Get guns off streets

Get guns off the streets

It is appalling that more than 90 percent of the voters are in favor of stricter background checks for gun purchases and yet our elected officials still vote against such a measure. It certainly isn’t the best method of getting illegal guns off the streets, but slowing purchases down and registering ownership would be a start.

Personally, I think the U.S. should take a page from Australia’s book and get serious and at least ban the most lethal weapons out there — assault weapons and multiple-round guns. The NRA be damned! Don’t take their money and continue to aid and abet multiplying the guns in circulation that ultimately funnel down to the streets and take innocent lives.

Sharon Ayers

Roseburg


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