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Letter: Gun prevalence led to Uzi death

A Pennsylvania man was arrested early Wednesday, July

A Pennsylvania man was arrested early Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in lower Manhattan after police found him driving around with several firearms in his car, a box of ammunition and a note which said he wanted to "die in combat," officials said. Credit: DCPI

The editorial "Blame stupidity for Uzi death" [Aug. 29] is grossly unfair because it places too much of the burden for juvenile gun safety on parents.

This issue is about the Second Amendment, grotesquely distorted beyond its original intent. And it's about the National Rifle Association, which relentlessly promotes gun ownership as necessary for self-protection.

America has a serious case of gun-itis, a disease that kills someone every half-hour, year after year.

Ben Calderone, Levittown
 

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