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Published: Thursday, April 18 2013 7:17 p.m. MDT

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JWB
Kaysville, UT

Thanks, for both, if that is the case. If it isn't broke, don't fix it.

Hubbert
Sandy, UT

In the US, we suffer through the grief of 10,000 deaths per year due to gun violence. Add to this, the impact of serious injuries. (JWB, we are badly broken)
Imagine a country with a significantly reduced burden on Police, EMTs, Emergency Rooms, longer term Hospital Care and Private Security. Imagine a country with a significantly reduced burden on courts, public defenders, prisons, parole systems and fewer ex-convicts unable to find work. Imagine a country with reduced taxes, tax money better spent, reduced exhaustion of Medicaid and similar social funds, lower health insurance, better health care, fewer prisons and fewer people in prison. We, collectively, pay for this with our tax money, with our health insurance and with a reduced quality of life. All of us pay for this.

Hubbert
Sandy, UT

10,000 gun-related deaths per yeat, we are badly broken.
Gun control works, Australia, and several other countries, have proven that gun control _significantly_ reduces gun violence and the many other burdens on society.
So, what _exactly_ is keeping us from moving toward this better country, with a better quality of life for every single one of us? I believe we should hit this head on, like Australia, not with half measures. This is my hope for my children.
The NRA doesn’t speak for us. Many of our elected officials have demonstrated with their votes that the dollars of the NRA are more important than the very lives of the voting public and our families. That is just wrong, but it’s a wrong which can be corrected.
I ask that you take action, lend your voice, contact your elected officials, tell them you know their voting record, and tell them you will vote accordingly.

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