Courage on Gun Con­trol

The Washington Post Sunday - - Letters To The Editor -

It is about time that one or more of the pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates came out in fa­vor of strin­gent new mea­sures to con­trol hand­guns in the United States. Fol­low­ing the lead of Bri­tain [“Bri­tain’s Gun Laws Seen as Curb­ing At­tacks,” World News, April 24], where the gov­ern­ment acted af­ter a mass shoot­ing at a Scot­tish pri­mary school in 1996, our gov­ern­ment needs to act.

Of course, can­di­dates who would come out for gun con­trol would lose the sup­port of the Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion and its pow­er­ful lobby, but they would gain sup­port of most vot­ers. DAVID W. SAX­TON

La Plata

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