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Letter: Don’t Blame the Weapons

To the Editor:

In reference to the Jan. 12 front-page story “N.H. Police Chiefs Raffle Off Guns to Benefit Youth Program” and the various comments about how inappropriate the raffle is, may I just quote a comment I recently read in the Jan. 14 New Yorker magazine: “(Y)ou can never stop the crazies. ... Do you go after Budweiser if somebody’s DUI? No. The gun didn’t just walk into the school by itself.”

Margaretta L. Paduch

West Lebanon


N.H. Police Chiefs Raffle Off Guns to Benefit Youth Program

Friday, January 11, 2013

Newport — In recent weeks, debate about whether to restrict citizens’ access to firearms, especially semi-automatic weapons commonly used in mass shootings, has raged across the country. In New Hampshire, at least one organization is hoping to gain from the sale of such weapons. Gun manufacturers? Nope. Police chiefs. The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police is planning to …