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posted: 3/12/2013 4:00 AM

New guns laws more needed than ever

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It is obvious that we need a new policy on gun ownership, and I sincerely believe that the president's current regulatory suggestions are the way to a safer country for our citizens and particularly for our children. Too many of these poor little darlings are gone, to have any argument to support the status quo as advocated by the NRA. Please, every thinking citizen, write to your representatives in both the Senate and the House in support of stopping assault rifles and superpowered magazines, and for better enforcement of the gun safety regulations and for updating laws to become relevant in today's world.

We in Illinois, and especially in Chicago, have the worst record in the country for gun deaths. The majority of our citizens are not proud of this statistic and want something done about it. The polls tell the politicians this, but it is ignored.

I want to tell Sen. Dianne Feinstein that I am behind her all the way, and so are many of my friends. Also, Sen. Dick Durbin is doing a tremendous job, and I congratulate him on his policies. Can we say the same about our Congressman Peter Roskam and our Sen. Mark Kirk? Doesn't it get through to them that it could be little ones from their families? Voters are going to remember this; stop playing party politics with our lives.

Maureen E. Yates


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