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A Silence Hovers Above Gun Issue

In regard to ``Students Urged to Break `Code of Silence,' Make Schools Gun Free,'' Sept. 7, I urge you to support the growing movement to have the Federal Bureau of Investigation take over the duty of overseeing the legal selling of guns. The FBI has the resources to effectively check those who are buying guns. Why should children have to be on the front line fighting to keep their schools free of guns? Why are we so willing to kill over the abortion issue, yet do nothing to save the children after they are born? Why is the pope spending large sums of money to fight the abortion issue, yet only spending pennies to save the millions of global street children? The Christian right attacks homosexuality every day over Oregon radio but is completely silent on the issue of guns in Oregon's schools.

Why are abortion and homosexuality more important than kids being killed in school? Jerrold S. Flemming, Salem, Oregon

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