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Gun safety reform needs your help

February 27, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

The national and local press are sounding out loud and clear with messages that President Obama cannot make any progress with pro-gun lobbyists. Twenty to 30 times a day we hear from the national press that the only things that are possible are universal background screening for gun purchases, and a law against gun trafficking.

Are We the People going to say that is all we will accept? Can we at the very least get the sale of gun magazines holding more than 10 bullets banned? Supporters of the president need to call U.S. House members and our U.S. senators and demand banning of the high-capacity magazines, with over 10 bullets. Democrats need to sign an Organizing For America petition online.

I will always remember a Newtown, Conn., mother describing that she had to bury her beloved son with only half his face intact. Lest Newton fades, we must be motivated to take a stand against assault weapons, gun clips with more than 10 bullets, and other weaponry that belongs only in the hands of our military. Please support the president and vice president in this endeavor.

The moment to act is now - before the inertia and obstinacy of President Obama's opponents once again subvert the will of the people to achieve important progress in our nation.

Joan Patterson

Lehigh Acres



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