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March 7, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Guns as a family tradition and measure of maturation

Model for recreational use of weapons

As a gun-control advocate, I must say I enjoyed the article on 9-year-old Chanse and his family interaction with guns [“Guns offer gauge of growing up,” News, March 4]. His father and grandfather are obviously great role models and teachers for the recreational use of weapons.

Absent from the article was any mention of assault rifles, armor-piercing ammunition or high-capacity magazines. These are the concerns of many of us advocating gun control.

Chanse’s story is heartwarming and we are not after the family heritage. The NRA and its leaders know this. They prefer to speak otherwise and to be inflammatory. They prefer to perpetuate a billion-dollar industry, built in part on the blood of innocent victims.

–Jeffrey Camm, University Place

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