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Letters: Errors in many gun laws

Published: Sunday, Jan. 27 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Thousands demonstrate at a pro gun rally sponsored by Guns Across America at the Utah State Capitol Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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Miriam Walkingshaw's call for more gun laws ("Smart gun laws," Jan. 20) needs a reality check.

A major contributing factor to the Virginia Tech, Arizona and Aurora theater shootings: the psychiatrists involved failed their responsibilities to report. Perhaps she can take a suggestion from the Utah Health Department's posted study regarding children and injuries and deaths ages 1 to 19: "The magnitude of motor vehicle injuries is unequalled by any other injury type."

Walkingshaw would save more children's lives by fighting President Barack Obama's push for 54.5 mpg higher-mileage standards. They have contributed to far more child deaths by building newer vehicles with less safety protection due to less structural supports in vehicle bodies to save mileage over safety.

Chuck Newton

South Jordan

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