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posted: 1/2/2013 5:00 AM

Rational discussion on gun control needed

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After President Clinton won the assault weapons ban in 1994 I was dismayed when Washington subsequently let the ban expire in 2004. To me it is a contradiction of the notion of a civilized society to allow private citizens to possess semiautomatic and assault weapons.

Over the years I have had numerous friends at work, neighbors and family members who are in the NRA. They are all anti-gun control; however, their reasoning is based upon mistrust and patriotism that does not allow for any discussion. It is a puzzle because in every other way they are all rational, thoughtful people and great friends. On the other hand, considering the guns they possess I should be thankful when any gun owner is mentally stable and friendly because ultimately we are only as safe as our craziest neighbor allows us to be.

Tony Manos

Arlington Heights

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