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April 12, 2013

Letter: Make your voice heard on gun control

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The coalition also reports that a 2012 survey found that 88 percent of gun owners — including 86 percent of NRA members — support criminal background checks for all gun sales.

Senate Bill 649, containing solid provisions for universal background checks, is up for debate before the full Senate this week. I urge you to contact Sen. Warren at 202-224-4543 or www.warren.senate.gov/contact.cfm and Sen. Cowan at 202-224-2742 or www.cowan.senate.gov/contact to make your voices heard in support.

Likewise, Congressman John Tierney hosted a local conference on the topic in early March, allowing all sides to air their views. I urge you to contact him, as well, at (202-225-8020) or http://tierney.house.gov/, showing that substantial numbers on all sides do support background checks that work.

Peter Johnson

Beverly

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