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September 4, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Gun control is not working in NYC

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I found the column by Joe Nocera, “Last week’s gun news,” very interesting.

No one argues that people kill others with guns. Unfortunately, it happens too frequently in this country.

Are more restrictions the answer? Not if you use New York City as an example. The article stated that the city broke a nine-day murder-free streak last week.

Nine days murder-free doesn’t sound that long to me, especially when you consider that, since 1911, New York state has some of the most restrictive gun control laws.

It is almost impossible for anyone in New York City to obtain a license to carry a concealed weapon, and yet this city has always had one of the highest murder rates in the country.

Gun control is obviously not working there, so why should we think that’s the answer for the rest of the country?

Seems to me that we’re grasping at straws in thinking that gun control will solve the problem.

We need a better solution to this awful heritage.

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