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Citizens must unite to stop the senseless slaughter by gun violence

One sign of being crazy is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. Allowing guns to proliferate on our streets repeatedly has resulted in violence against innocent people, but given the opportunity to do something different, the U.S. Senate has settled on more of the same — which is nothing ("Senate rejects expanded checks on gun purchases," April 18).

The senators who voted against a sane revision of gun laws dishonored the memory of those slaughtered in Columbine, Aurora, Tucson, Newtown and all those who continue to be slaughtered every day on streets everywhere across this country.

I am thankful I live in a state whose legislature has acted honorably to pass sane gun-control laws. If these laws are indeed challenged in court by the bullies at the NRA, every honorable citizen of this state should rise up and say "No more: We insist things be different and we will hold those who say otherwise accountable for the senseless, preventable slaughters of every man, woman and child killed by gun violence, for truly it is they who have pulled the trigger.

Frank Schindler, Baltimore

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