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Official reactions to gun tragedies are misguided

January 22, 2013
The Marietta Times

There have been considerable discussions about these unfortunate happenings last year and several executive orders have been signed by President Obama ostensible to eliminate them in the future. But, if we look at the facts surrounding two of them, these new orders would have done nothing to prevent them from happenings. The 26 murders in Newtown, Conn., were done by a mentally disturbed individual that should not have had access to guns of any kind. The guns were legally purchased by his mother but were not secured in a gun safe or other means to ascertain they would not be used by just anyone.



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