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Sandy Hook Elementary School

Gun control won't save anyone's life

Senate candidate Rep. Chris Van Hollen is a true Democrat who speaks passionately about "common sense gun safety" ("Congress' refusal to curb gun sales is a national disgrace," Jan. 6).

Unfortunately, the passion with which he writes has no basis in fact.

If guns truly kill and are dangerous beyond measure, why do we surround our president with 20 or more of them? If guns are most prone to kill, why do local, state and federal governments issue a million guns to employees who take them home to their wives and kids? And why is it that the U.S....