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Gun-control letter misfires

The recent letter “Killer weapons too accessible” has factual errors (March 23, The Aspen Times).

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, “effective July 1, 2013 (HB13-1229) a background check is required for all private transfer of firearms which must be conducted through a licensed firearm dealer (FFL).”

The AR-15 is not an “assault rifle.” As Wikipedia will confirm, an assault rifle is selective-fire (capable of burst and/or fully automatic firing — a “machine gun”). An AR-15 is semi-automatic, like many other common firearm models.

More people seem to be killed here on skis and snowboards than by firearms. Should we ban snow sports for the common good?

Trey Kinkead

Aspen


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