Never-ending gun debate (III)

Posted Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The federal regulations that Sanders called for in response to mass shootings typically include a “grandfather” clause allowing individually owned firearms to be excluded from the new regulations or ban.

The ensuing frenzy to beat the ban paradoxically increases the sale of items deemed to be the most dangerous.

That said, banning the manufacture and sale of certain firearms or accessories won’t prevent the existence of dangerous weapons. With an estimated 310 million guns already in America, there must be more effective methods for preventing future tragedies.

— Benjamin Matthew Kelly, Mansfield

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