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Assault-type rifles have to be banned

It’s time to ban assault-type rifles in our society. These weapons have been designed and built for only one reason and that is to kill other people. Regardless of the different competitive events that have been organized to accommodate these guns, the basic potential of their existence remains a fact. It does not matter what the caliber of weapon is, rim-fire or center-fire, because in the hands of the wrong people they outgun the police. We’ve made it too easy for multiple slaughters to occur, and it must cease, both statewide and nationwide.

Louis A. Starr

Patrol Deputy (Retired),

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

Life Member, NRA

Springville