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Blame shooter, not NRA, for Colorado deaths

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Blaming the National Rifle Association when guns are used in criminal deaths as Dan Rodricks did in his recent column ("Adapting to the newest form of gun insanity," July 24) is like blaming the Alcohol Beverage Industry Association when a drunk driver kills someone. Or blaming the American Medical Association when a doctor causes an unnecessary death.

The sole blame for the mass murders in Aurora, Colo., is squarely on the perpetrator for his very evil deeds.

Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace

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