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Assault weapons are a danger we don't need

Many students spent Presidents Day sprawled on the ground outside the White House in an attempt to pressure lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.

We are fortunate to live in a state that sees the common sense of regulating firearms. But until this becomes federal law we are still in danger. The idea of arming teachers in school is beyond ridiculous (“The rational safety choice: arm teachers,” Feb. 20). Picture people in a crowded hallway with their adrenaline pumping shooting at maybe a purported shooter, maybe at the other armed teacher.

We recall dangerous products all the time, why not assault rifles? Even the name tells you what they are meant for — military use not civilian. My grandchildren couldn't sleep in my baby crib because it was deemed dangerous. Johnson & Johnson recalled Tylenol for a time because it might have been dangerous. Even toys are recalled every year because they could be dangerous. What is the matter with the legislators that can't see the truth before their eyes, step up and so the right thing for our kids? These actual weapons need to be off the counters of stores and sent back to the greedy manufacturers that have flooded our country with them.

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Until we stop voting for these cowards, this insanity will continue. Remember Parkland and Sandy Hook when you go to the polls this year.

Susanne Knudsen, Snow Hill

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