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Web letter: Forget guards in schools; restrict assault weapons

I am in total disbelief at what the leader of the NRA is proposing. Armed guards in schools? Where is the money going to come from? We have schools that are falling apart, and programs such as music, art and physical education that are being cut or reduced because of a lack of funds to our school systems, and you want armed guards posted at our schools?

I believe I heard in Utah that they are wanting to arm at least one teacher in each school. Really?

The NRA and others are absolutely right; guns aren’t the problem, it’s the people that have the guns. Well, then, make it as difficult as possible for these demented individuals to acquire guns. I really do not see the necessity for assault weapons for your everyday citizen walking the street. These should only be used by law enforcement and military personnel.

Why do so many people have such a fear that they need to run out and purchase these types of weapons? I’m not against your constitutional rights to bear arms. I, however, am against the senseless tragedies that occurred this past year because a demented individual is allowed to purchase these assault weapons with the capability of maximum firing power.

CHERYL A. JANEWAY New Haven

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