In support of gun control


Published: Monday, January 19, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 19, 2004 at 1:56 a.m.

Even if you believe that freedom is meaningless unless you are armed, you should still support gun control. And you should tell Congress to defend our nation's gun laws, which are under attack by the gun lobby.

The Assault Weapons Ban, for example, is set to expire. It bans military assault weapons. It has no impact on responsible gun owners or hunters. Yet the gun lobby is campaigning to let the law expire.

Gun control does not ban all guns. It just makes it harder for criminals to get them and easier for law enforcement officials to find criminals who use guns.

Stephan A. Tuchman,

Gainesville

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