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Readers React: It’s sad that Trump backtracked on gun control — but not surprising

On Feb. 21, President Trump met with survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting at the White House.
On Feb. 21, President Trump met with survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting at the White House.
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To the editor: President Trump reneges on his gun control promises. This is news? When has Trump not reneged on a promise to the American people? (“Trump backs off raising age limit to buy some weapons and focuses on arming teachers,” March 12)

And we thought Trump wasn’t a politician.

The president promises people to whom he is speaking what he believes they want to hear, then he does what his donors want. He has become the consummate politician.

Shirley Conley, Gardena

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To the editor: Thus is the hope for meaningful restrictions sicklied o’er by power, and in the enterprises of great pith and moment, we lose the name of action.

But I’m still marching in the Parkland-inspired March for Our Lives on March 24. Sooner or later the tipping point will be reached.

Carole Cooper, Manhattan Beach

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To the editor: I’ve got a great idea: We’ll stop carrying guns, and we’ll hire “policemen” to protect us from one another.

Ray Sherman, Claremont

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