Letter: Guns: it can’t happen here

Letter: Guns: it can’t happen here

Every town where there has been a mass murder since Columbine has heard people saying that. And considering the lack of common sense gun regulations in New Hampshire, many people are thinking that here. Boulder, Colorado, is a vibrant city where people are out walking, running and biking. My oldest son and his wife raised three children there, in the neighborhood of the grocery store where the mass shooting took place. The murderer did not live in Boulder. I remember visiting that store and telling the manager it was the most beautiful grocery store I had ever been in with the friendliest people. The store has not yet reopened. How can we keep letting mass shootings happen? Another has happened since Boulder, at a FedEx building in Indianapolis. How can we think it will never happen here? I, and I hope many others, are ready to compromise with gun rights activists. I concede that we will never agree on the meaning and definition of the Second Amendment. I will not mention it again, but you, gun rights activists, must agree to some necessary regulations for the safety of us all. Most mass shootings would be stopped after one shot, if rapid fire guns of any form were banned. Gun owners who believe we must stop mass gun shootings, we need your help to pass some common sense gun regulations in New Hampshire and in our country. The time to do it is now. Joan Lamson New London

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