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Letter to the editor: Put human lives first

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Put human lives first

I am a supporter of the Second Amendment and I am a mother of two elementary age children. Every day, I drop my children off at school and I have a moment of worry, will I see them again, will their school be next? Will they be shot and killed today? They too have this worry and have nightmares about being shot at school by an active shooter. This is heartbreaking!

It is of the utmost importance that our children have a long, safe, happy life. Therefore, it is so important to have commonsense gun laws and restrictions.   Gun safety training must be a requirement for all gun owners. Universal background checks. Wait, cooling off periods.   Safe storage requirements. Ban bump stocks, ban military style rifles. Limit magazine rounds.

State Rep. Patrick Neville’s consistent push to take away existing legislation is dangerous.  Permit-less conceal carry makes every person less safe by no longer ensuring proper training to conceal carry a weapon. Possibly allowing untrained, thus dangerous gunowners to conceal carry a gun. To have a gun in public, one should have to go through gun safety training. They should have to go through the permit process just as current conceal carry permit holders have done.

Passing a mental health exam should be required as well. This will help keep guns out of the hands of those who intend kill others and even those who seek to kill themselves.

Children’s lives come first. All human life comes first, not our guns!

Nicole Dunphy

Castle Rock

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