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Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Mention mom's actions every time

I believe that the news organizations that "inform the populace" has a gaping empty space that could be filled. Name the mother who cared for and protected the unstable kid who murdered the people in Newtown, Conn. Name her in every article that draws attention to the crime, and how she shirked her responsibility to society by not getting her son recognized as a threat to others. Name her as a non-responsible adult when she bought and didn't secure firearms from her son who she knew was unstable.
All the ink and air time used to vilify guns and honest responsible gun owners without mentioning this mom by name is a smoke screen that aims to disarm the good citizen in the wrongheaded idea that dishonest and irresponsible people will follow laws that they already ignore. Name the people that lie on federal forms to buy a firearm and when they are denied, no federal action takes place that would render those people felons (not to mention the fine) and automatically in violation of more federal laws when carrying a firearm. No new laws needed, just enforce the ones in existence.
Mike Gorman
Camano Island
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