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National Rifle Association of America

Organization's gun facts far from objective [Letter]

Tom Zirpoli made an eloquent, if extremely biased, case for increased gun control in his March 25 column, "More guns equals more deaths," especially by making such contentious statements as "... facts are meaningless to those who choose to ignore them and for those who ... place the gun lobby ahead of citizen safety." Let's look at the source of Zirpoli's facts. The Violence Policy Center states that it "approaches firearm violence as a public health issue, rather than solely a criminal matter." That is a rather broad charter, with vague criteria for what constitutes gun violence. It has come up with an unrealistically arbitrary number of 33,000...

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