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Gun background checks won’t help

Published 3:33pm Saturday, April 6, 2013

I do not understand how doing background checks on anyone purchasing a firearm is going to prevent someone from committing a mass murder.

Adam Lanzo took his mother’s guns and killed her. He used her guns to kill 26 human beings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

A background check would not have prevented him from doing what he did. He used his mother’s guns.

Anyone who is intent on getting guns to kill other people can find a way to get the guns. Background checks are not going to prevent people from getting guns to do evil things.


John Wojszynski

Albert Lea