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GUNS: Australian gun laws were misrepresented

I am a visitor from Australia, here with my wife. It is our fourth visit to Tacoma, and we enjoy this city and country.

I write to take issue with the writer of “Dead children used as political pawns” (letter, 12-23). He writes about gun laws in Australia and the massacre that occurred in Tasmania in 1996 – which, like the recent one in Newtown, Conn., took many innocent lives.

To say that “anti-gun activists” were ready and waiting for “the perfect tragedy to enact their desired change” is to misrepresent the facts and the Australian people.

No Australians

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