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Sandy Hook shooter was enabled by many

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Sandy Hook shooter was enabled by many One opinion in your Dec. 18 edition put the blame for the horrific killings in Newtown fully on the shooter and him stealing the guns. It did not mention that he was enabled by the people who did not restrict his access to guns and trained him in their use. The store that sold the guns to the mother of the killer, the shooting ranges where the mother ...

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December 26, 2012
7:12 a.m.

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Michael G. Decker, well written, thank you.

Bernd Westphal, so it's everyone elses fault except the killer. You call for banning guns? I would say that it is violent TV, movies, video games and the fact tht God and common sense has been removed from the schools. During the 50s and 60s more households had guns and we nver saw a school shooting so how can it be the guns fault. Ban the violence and ban the internet and ban violent movies, take the condoms and morning after abortion pills out of schools and stop the wholesale murder by abortion and maybe things will change but I can absolutely assure you, banning guns wont change a thing.

December 26, 2012
12:53 p.m.

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Ms. Natale needs to read some history and understand the facts before developing an opinion like; "What needs to be done is to ban high-capacity weapons and require 100 percent background checks (currently, 40 percent of guns sold do not go through checks due to loopholes).
Will this stop every occurrence of gun violence? No, it will not, but I reason that occurrences and causalities will be greatly reduced."

She could not be more incorrect or naive. If it helps, I recommend you read Charles Krauthammer's piece on page A9 of the December 22 Gazette. It would help even you to better understand that your opinion is at best foolish and without logic. The 1994 assault rifle & magazine law had no impact, NONE. Criminals do not care how many laws you make they will still break them to accomplish their sick ends.

January 1, 2013
2:08 p.m.

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I guess if we're going to blame violent video games and every other media form, them those cap guns I once played with, and the silver shooters I used to wear in holsters on my hips should probably be blamed for something too.

The blame is untreated mental illness.....this country needs to do something about that. 1927 - Bath Michigan. There weren't any violent video games then were there? Evil exists in this world, Timothy McVeigh did much the same without firing a single round.