The May 20 letter, “Australia stopped mass shootings; US can, too,” seemed a giving up of hope that lives can be saved with reasonable, common-sense, every-man's firearms-management legislation.

But this is not the American way to solve a problem. Moms see a problem and work to solve it. What practically ended murder by drunk drivers? MADD, or Mothers Against Drunk Driving. It took a dozen years, but few think of driving drunk or letting others drive drunk. What led to the Americans with Disabilities Act? Moms tired of lifting their kids’ wheelchairs over curbs.

Every day, 100 Americans die with guns — 100!

The Moms Demand Action group will get reasonable firearms management passed, with 87% of Minnesotans supporting it. The group may even do so this coming special session of the Legislature. The evil in too much ammo, overpowered guns, and risky people having weapons will be stopped.

Responsible hunters want the right thing done for everyone. A responsible hunter's heart breaks when a person dies by gun. Americans can best Austrialians at their game. Hunters, come on board with moms and let your senator know you want things better.

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Jane E. Odgers

Princeton, Minnesota




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