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SHOOTING: Gun critics wrong to exploit tragedy

Re: “Rainier killing unlikely to prompt changes in law” (TNT, 1-8).

It is truly sad how the anti-gun lobby uses any firearm tragedy to stigmatize private firearm ownership.

The common thread between shootings at Mount Rainier and in Tucson, Ariz., should be the suspect’s mental health, not firearms. If the former soldier and the college student had gotten treatment for their problems, we may not be discussing firearms now. In both cases there were more than enough red flags to warrant intervention and treatment.

Our government’s quest to fund unsustainable budget projections has let our most vulnerable citizens slip

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