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Letter: Ayotte Ignored the Hysteria

To the Editor:

I commend U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for her vote against more gun control proposals recently before the U.S. Senate. Had they been in place, the expanded background checks under consideration would have had no bearing on the atrocity committed in Newtown, Conn. Ayotte swore an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” Ayotte’s vote demonstrates the power of judgment over hysteria. A grateful New Hampshire thanks her.

John O’Donnell