Karen Carlton: Stop spreading violence

December 27, 2012 

Stop spreading violence

I feel I must respond to the Dec. 19 letter-writer who said that, “Blaming the NRA or guns in general for an act of senseless violence is like blaming a flea for the bubonic plague.”

While the flea may not have caused the bubonic plague it certainly played a role in spreading it. If that had been known in the 1600s, efforts would have been made to eradicate fleas, not multiply their numbers.

Reasonable people take reasonable precautions. I believe in this case those precautions should include a ban on assault weapons, expanding ammunition and high-volume magazines.

Karen Carlton

Raleigh

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