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Letter: Why so many gun shows in Mesa?

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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:04 pm

Schedule for Mesa’s Convention Center 2013 Gun Shows: Jan. 12-13, Mar. 9-10, June 29-30, Sept. 28-29 and Nov. 9-10.

Is this the kind of activity we, Mesans, want our city to host and support? Is it just the economic aspect which makes Mesa accept this?

I read in your paper Jan. 9 that gun shows are the best place to buy firearms without having one’s background checked.

In 2002, you printed our Legislature, in its wisdom, barred “cities to impose restrictions,” such as these background checks, as had been advocated in 1999 in Tucson “after a triple murder at a local pizza shop”.

Yes, as Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly pointed out this week, there is no doubt that the NRA exerts too much influence and that our legislators are playing its game.

I hope we can reverse that.

Isabelle Main

Mesa

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