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February 1, 2013

Letter: Background check for guns should include family's mental history

To the editor:

“GUNS FOR ALL ... ALL FOR GUNS.”

A catchy bumper sticker for the NRA and Wayne LaPierre, don’t you think?

A gun, any gun, is designed for one purpose: to kill whatever it is aimed at. That’s what guns do.They easily kill anything, anywhere, at any time.

When you take a gun, any gun, and put it in the hands of an evil person, or a sick-minded person, or a severely depressed person, or a revengeful person, or anyone who loses control of his sanity and common decency, it becomes a killing machine, and God help any innocent soul who gets in the way of this pschyco’s path.

Background checks are not only essential but also should include a family mental history.

So what will our Congress do about it? Ask the NRA.

Paula Giuffrida

Hampstead

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