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Letter: I'm begging elected officials to act on gun violence now

Diana Stavros of Fargo writes, "It is not a violation of the Second Amendment to take measures to protect our youngest citizens. Gun ownership rights are sacred and safe."

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This is an open letter to our congressmen and senators.

Gun violence is now the No. 1 cause of death for children in America. I have contacted you all in the past regarding this issue and you hide behind the Second Amendment. I am now literally begging our representatives at every level to deal with gun violence in our country.

It is not a violation of the Second Amendment to take measures to protect our youngest citizens. Gun ownership rights are sacred and safe.

I don't understand how everyone is not horrified that gun violence is the No. 1 cause of death of our children. This cannot be tolerated for a second more.

Do not be afraid. Take action. Do not wait for what you are told to do, or not to do, by your Washington leadership and the gun lobby. Be proactive. Serve your North Dakota people of all ages.

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Perhaps a task force of citizens to examine this complex issue and assist you is needed. Let's throw everything we have at this modern day horror. We all have blood on our hands if we remain stunned and ineffective.

Diana Stavros lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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