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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden deserve great credit for their efforts to curb gun violence in our country. So does Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the state level and Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the city level.

It takes courage to challenge the powerful forces that fight reasonable change that will protect us all from the horrors of Newtown, Conn., and all the other sites of carnage that we have witnessed.

Why would anyone not in the military or on a police force need an assault weapon? Why would anyone need a magazine that holds dozens of bullets? Why would anyone not support universal background checks to prevent criminals and disturbed people from purchasing guns? It boggles the mind that these issues have not been addressed in our country and that it takes intense tragedy to bring these issues forward.

There are other measures that must be taken as well to stop gun violence, including the stopping of gun trafficking and finding better ways to identify and treat the mentally ill, who can have violent tendencies. All of these issues must be addressed in order to stop gun violence.

I have profound admiration for the parents and families of victims of gun violence who are coming forth and demanding meaningful and responsible gun control reform. After undergoing and continuing to live through such unspeakable grief and sorrow, these brave people are standing up and speaking out.

It is time that we all do so. We need to contact our elected leaders and let them know that we cannot sit back any longer, that we must enact changes that will protect all of us — especially our children — from bloodshed, violence and trauma.

Henry Euler

Bayside

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Lou from Bayside says:

Why would anyone not in the military or on a police force need an assault weapon? I think the author of this moronic letter should instead ask the following: Why has the federal government recently purchased BILLIONS of rounds of hollow point ammunition for "Domestic Use"? The reason someone not in the military would need an assault rifle is as Jefferson stated," a last defense against tyrants". The 4 fiends you mention led by the Kenyan with the fake social security number from Connecticut are as tyrranical as you can get. These freaks danced on the graves of the Sandy Hook children to advance their own twisted agenda. Obamas good friend 60s radical Bill Ayers told an undercover federal agent that when his collection of freaks took over it would indeed be necessary to exterminate 25 million Americans who would refuse to follow their program. In addition your wonderful government now has court authorization to KILL American citizens with drones without due process.Gun Traafficking? Ever hear of fast and furious Henry Euler? Your federal government shipped thousands of firearms to Mexican Drug Cartels , knowing they would be shipped back to the US and they could then use this to advance their anti second ammendment agenda! Your wonderful government didnt care less that this led to hundreds being killed. As a government loving stooge, even you would have to know that government has killed millions during the last century. Stalin, Hitler,Pol Pot, Amin, Hussein, Obama,Biden,Bloomberg,Cuomo. It seems clear to me why a portion of the citizenry should be armed with assault rifles. To me its a good thing. Protection against tyrants!
Feb. 11, 2013, 7:23 am
Kenneth Kowald from I Sit and Look Out says:
Mr. Euler: Thank you for your thoughts on this matter. I hope you had a chance to read my recent column on armaments. You might be interested in the comments it received and my response to them. Similarly, a letter about the column, not in support, raised my comments, which I answered.
I believe the debate on this matter, on all levels, is important and needs to done in a civil manner on all sides.
Again, thank you for contributing to this discussion.
Kenneth Kowald
Feb. 11, 2013, 11:31 am

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