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Gun threat growing

The Spokesman-Review

Gunfire injured five men as they left a high school basketball game in Chicago. Three deer, trapped by snow, were shot and killed and left on a roadway in northeastern Washington. And a woman pointed a gun at another driver in the Costco parking lot in Coeur d Alene.

December 2008: Houston is the firearms marketplace for Mexican drug cartels.

Also Jan. 10 was a letter to the editor from R.J. Rubin, proclaiming his “God-given” Second Amendment gun rights and warning us of the Ammunition Accountability Act. This law is being introduced to the state legislatures of about 18 states. It appears to be legislation that would help law enforcement track criminals.

Today, Jan. 17: Gun sales are booming because our president believes we need to get guns out of the hands of criminals and miscreants. It seems to me the powerful NRA could do so much to help deter crime by supporting methods of keeping bad guys and stupid women from acquiring a weapon to kill. The innocent are the ones in danger.

I am a gun owner, and I hope the day doesn’t come when I have to be armed just to park my car at Target.

Janet Callen

Coeur d’Alene


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