• Background checks needed
    September 19,2013
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    Yesterday, Sept. 17, the Washington Nationals resumed playing baseball: Mondayís contest with Atlanta was postponed, due to the horrific gun tragedy at the nearby D. C. Naval Shipyard.

    You could say our national pastime was pre-empted by our new national pastime: mass shootings.

    Step up to the plate, Congress. Expand background checks. Ninety percent of Americans and 12 more grieving families agree.

    BOB WILLIAMSON

    South Woodstock
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