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Legislators need to stop carnage caused by guns

Erie County legislators who vote against the NY SAFE Act and gun ban certainly don’t represent my household. It is a ridiculous argument that the Second Amendment entitles citizens to any military-type weapon. If that were so, they would be entitled to own mortars, cannons and nuclear bombs.

I have no argument with citizens owning registered hunting weapons or small arms for self-defense. Background checks alone won’t stop tragedies like Newtown, Conn. The shooter’s mother, the gun owner, would easily have passed a background check, and look what happened there.

Man up, legislators – both county and United States. Stop the carnage.

Mary Jane Luce

Clarence Center