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By Mike McBride

Let's face facts


To the Editor:

I would like to address and correct some of the facts that Mr. Hoyt spoke of in his letter published on Dec. 9. The way to work on this issue is to understand the facts and deal with those issues. It is not more restrictive gun control.

Fact: an AR-15 is not an assault rifle. It is a semi-automatic rifle. Assault rifle are capable of being on full automatic, and there are restrictions on who can possess one.

Fact: we already have more control laws/restriction than we need. We just need to enforce the ones we have.

Fact: the United States is does not have the highest rate of “mass” shootings of other developed countries in the world. Israel has these things happen on a d...

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