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Taking issue with "gun culture" blame


A letter in last week’s Opinion section blamed gun culture and the NRA for the horrid acts committed by individuals. The guns that are used in these acts are simply the tools that these evil, psychotic, deranged, and/or mentally ill people use to carry out their acts. The reasons for their actions will differ with each individual, but those blaming the NRA are just taking the popular, easy, and wrong route.

The letter mentioned that guns are the leading cause of homicide in the United States. If you could magically take away all guns, then the number-two cause of homicide would become the...

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