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Criminal Gun Control

I am amused that an article about drug raids only shows a picture of confiscated guns--but no drugs (“23 Arrests Made in Series of Drug Task Force Raids,” Aug. 22). It would be an interesting test case for the gun control debate if The Times were to publish the counts of how many of the confiscated guns were owned in compliance with existing gun laws. I bet the answer is zero.

Until drug dealers are so afraid of gun laws that they comply, even though they are in other illegal pursuits, then gun laws only serve to deny guns to people who are basically honest, because the penalty enhancements for gun possession during a crime are a joke compared to the other activities and money involved.

Arden Acord

La Crescenta

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