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Letter: Gun control laws are well overdue

It's encouraging to finally hear national politicians being willing to talk about passing better gun control laws. I hope it doesn't take too long of a wait. I also hope the willingness is serious and not just because this is an election year and we are on the verge of beginning the campaign season. My concern is that the talks may drag on until after the election without action and then fizzle.

Several years ago on a TV talk show shortly after another mass shooting, the host played several brief clips of different politicians commenting on the subject. Every one of them said virtually the same statement, that "now is not the right time for gun legislation."

I agree with those politicians that now is not the right time for gun legislation. I say, the right time was a long time ago; I think we missed it.

Dan Unulock,

Cloquet

 
 
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