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David Stein, Moorhead, Published December 17 2012

Letter: Controls might have saved lives

To the proponents of unhindered gun rights: Do we arm all the teachers? Do we put a pistol in the pocket of every child? Is the slaughter of children as they sit in school an acceptable consequence of the zealous protection of the right to own guns?

Gun control just might have kept some kids alive in Connecticut and in Aurora and in Columbine and on and on. The old arguments grow increasingly stale. Few bullets have stopped a criminal compared to the bullets that have bloodied the innocent.

The intrinsic purpose of a gun is to kill. How are we as a people of a free nation under God compromised by controlling the means to kill each other?