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I discover it heartbreaking that the Maine Home of Representatives voted in opposition to a measure to enshrine a 72-hour ready interval for gun purchases. I consider a brand new technology of Mainers rejects America’s gun violence epidemic, and can maintain disengaged politicians on each side of the aisle accountable on the poll field.
I reluctantly admit, at occasions I’m responsible of turning away from the information when there’s a mass taking pictures. I don’t need to face the physique depend of youngsters, or witness the unimaginable grief of oldsters robbed of one other day with their dearest.
Nonetheless, I do know I can’t preserve wanting away. That doesn’t clear up something. Collectively, Mainers must stare the disaster of gun violence proper within the eyes and create legal guidelines that replicate our fashionable world, as sobering as which may be.
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