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United States,Australia

12 January 2011

New York Times, Column

Jared Loughner was considered too mentally unstable to attend community college. He was rejected by the Army. Yet buy a Glock handgun and a 33-round magazine? No problem. To protect the public, we regulate cars and toys, medicines and mutual funds. So, simply as a public health matter, shouldn't we take steps to reduce the toll from our domestic arms industry? Look, I'm an Oregon farm boy who was given a .22 rifle for my 12th birthday. I still shoot occasionally... (GunPolicy.org)

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