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New York’s gun laws won’t disarm criminals

I read Donn Esmonde’s column, “Corner store appeal for sanity,” and wonder what point he was trying to make. What common-sense law will make it harder for “criminals” to get guns? He reports that Akeel Kaid says, “you have people walking around with a gun in their pocket, they have no license.” No law on the books anywhere in the United States, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new law, will change that.

Chicago has by far the strictest gun laws in the country and it is the most gun-violent city in the United States. It has reported 26 gun murders already this young year.

Reinstituting the same laws that have failed in the past expecting a different result is the true definition of insanity.

Mark Hoffman

Amherst