A plea to Rep. Shuler | Asheville Citizen-Times

News Administrator’s Note: Although dealing with issues of gun control, many stories coming in the wake of the Arizona tragedy are inextricably linked with issues of mental health.

I watched the Sarah Brady link at http://yourlife.usatoday.com/mind-soul/doing-good/kindness/post/2011/01/sarah-brady-urges-stricter-gun-laws-after-tucson-tragedy/138476/1. She’s the wife of President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, Jim Brady, who was shot in the head in 1981 during the attempt on Reagan’s life. He supported the assault weapon ban, which was allowed to expire in 2004. Had the ban been renewed, the Tucson gunman could not have legally purchased his semiautomatic pistol’s 31-round bullet magazine.

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