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Good guys with guns did not save Uvalde victims

- — Beryl Rosenstein, Pikesville

It was alarming to read that nearly

400 armed officers from local, state and federal agencies were unable prevent the massacre of 19 children and two adults in the Uvalde school by a lone heavily armed gunman (“Uvalde report: Nearly 400 officers on scene of school shooting before gunman killed 21,” July 17).

Think back to 2012, after the Sandy Hook school massacre, when Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Associatio­n, famously quipped that, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.”

Since there are around 400 million guns in private hands in the U.S., mostly in the hands of good guys, it doesn’t appear that Mr. LaPierre’s solution has been very effective.

When will people wake up to the realizatio­n that putting more high-capacity military-style assault weapons into the hands of people is the cause and not the solution to the current epidemic of mass shootings in this country?

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