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Op-ed column: Aiming at the right target

Base any gun laws on everyday killings, not just massacres

Jeanne A. Benas/For The Sunday Gazette
Jeanne A. Benas/For The Sunday Gazette
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It seems as though every couple of weeks, there’s another shooting in America: First the Aurora theater massacre, then the hate-crime rampage against the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a shooting at Texas A&M University, the attack on the Family Research Council offices in Washington D.C., and most recently (and closer to home), the firefight that erupted outside the Empire State Building last week. Just when we thought we were safe! Mass shootings like these draw ...

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September 2, 2012
11:17 a.m.

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Steve, There is much to quibble with in your editorial, but first and foremost. Your statement ..."And it’s no secret that lax gun laws are correlated with increased gun violence" is exactly the opposite of reality.