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posted: 4/12/2013 5:00 AM

Choose leaders who will limit gun use

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I am a subscriber for the Daily Herald of many years. At one time I even sold papers as a side job for your company. I am 75 years old and wish to express my concerns for our country.

The Newtown, Conn., school tragedy happened almost four months ago, and the whole nation was mourning for the loss of 20 innocent children and six adults associated with the school. But now we have "Our Big Politicians" who seem to argue about the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

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When the Constitution was written, the times were much different, resembling the situation in Syria today. But we are way ahead of the Syrian dictatorship and should use our common sense with our gun control. However some of our politicians in Washington, D.C., do not act as concerned grown-ups, and those that are against stricter gun control should have their names published in all major newspapers nationwide come election time.

They are the ones who have not lost a loved one and are only interested in their hobby and business selling guns. Next election, we must replace them with those who care for others and not just themselves. The NRA is not neutral and is not on the side of people who have lost a loved one.

William Schmocker

Des Plaines

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