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October 19, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

If we fail to react, nation will crumble

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History has shown that great nations decline from within. To avoid this pattern, our great nation must enact gun control now.

The war in Afghanistan is the longest war in our nation’s history and the Defense Department reports that in it we have lost more than 2,000 brave Americans.

Meanwhile, within our own borders, the Justice Department reports that 66.9 percent of all homicides occur with firearms and in 2010 alone we lost 31,076 Americans to gun-related violence.

What is wrong with this picture?

The recent massacre of 26 innocent children and teachers in Newtown, Conn., shows that nobody in our nation is safe any longer from gun violence. We now have to fear going to work, shopping or the theater, or even sending our children to school because some deranged person may show up with assault weapons and start killing innocent people.

This madness must be stopped by enacting tough gun regulation now. Doing nothing is no longer an option!

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