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Recent Summit County gun deaths show needs for increased regulations (letter)

Letter to the editor

It is sad to see that Summit County is participating in the epidemic. No, not the measles epidemic where most people, even Morgan Liddick, are realizing that vaccination is an important public health measure that protects not only the individual but the community in general. The epidemic I am talking about is that of guns being used to harm others. You earlier showed Jim McNaul showing off his pistol at the Summit County shooting range. Is a gun that will later be used as a murder weapon a matter of pride? No. Gun ownership, like the privilege of driving a car, needs to be regulated so that only individuals who have a real need for such weapons, perhaps hunters and surely police, can own them.It needs to be regulated so that only individuals who can prove that they know how to keep guns safe and out of the hands of angry people and children can own them. If driver’s licenses can be strictly regulated—also a public health measure, just like the measles vaccine—why cannot guns receive the same treatment?

Peggy Neville

Hans Neville

Donna Clark

Kenyon Kugler

Diane Luellen

Tina Oberheide

Jane Smith

Brian Smith

Summit County


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