Letter: Pressure from the NRA

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Richard Doverspike, left, of Fairmont City, Pa., checks out one of the thousands of handguns on display at the NRA convention.

Keith Srakocic, Associated Press

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It was extremely disheartening to read the comments of Rep. Jim Matheson, Sen. Mike Lee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Orrin Hatch, all of whom have received money from the NRA in the last election.

At the least, three measures everyone ought to support are reinstating the ban on military-style assault weapons, restricting high capacity ammunition clips, and closing gun show loop holes.

Is it too much to hope that our elected officials would put our welfare ahead of pressure from the NRA?

Mary Walton

Salt Lake City

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