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Opinion

Gun buyback could help

Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 08:34 AM

As one of the many stunned by the violent massacre of the babies in Sandy Hook Elementary School, I am grateful for County Commissioner Kevin Beckner's move to action. By bringing a buyback program to Hillsborough County, Beckner is showing a thoughtfulness and courage long missing in our county leaders.

This program may not end the daily violence but maybe, just maybe, it will help.

As a nation we must start the long-needed discussion of how to reduce assault weapons' prevalence on our streets and how to get them out of the hands of those not licensed or those mentally unstable.

Linda Roe

Tampa

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