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Updated: May 20, 2013 7:50PM

After the bombings in Boston on Monday, there should be a call to ban Fagor pressure cookers and Tenergy batteries. No one needs such weapons of war.

Steve Zahareas, Schaumburg

Harry Truman’s useless Congress is back

President Harry Truman said he had a “good-for-nothing Congress.” Well, we have another one today. They protect the gun, not the people. Shame on them.

John Keating, Near North Side

Anti-gun control senators put career first

The Senate has rejected gun control, What will it take for our representatives to stop voting for their personal job security and start voting for the lives and security of their constituents? Re-election is more important to them than human life. Shameful, indeed.

Mary Kay Dougherty, Des Plaines

Gun buyer checks not a hassle

Some of those who voted against the U.S. Senate bill calling for gun buyer background checks said that it would make it tougher for “lawful” citizens to purchase a gun. If they are lawful, they won’t have any trouble buying a firearm. The only hassle might be waiting a little longer.

Jim Klipper, Highland, Ind.

Senators ‘stupid and gutless’

There is only one word to describe the senators who voted against the background checks bill: gutless.

Make that two words: stupid and gutless.

Edwin Stone, Northbrook

Get tougher on gun crimes

Obama should stop going after legitimate gun owners. Federal prison sentences should be 25 years for shooting someone, 50 years for killing someone — with no time off for good behavior. Watch gun crimes go down.

Clarence Bobikewicz, Crystal Lake

Keep dreaming, Tom Ricketts

As a Sox fan, I’d like to thank Tom Ricketts for making me laugh. The owner of the Chicago Cubs actually said his team will win the World Series if his planned renovations for Wrigley Field are done. That’s like saying sardines would taste awesome if the packaging were better.

Steve Medel,

Tinley Park

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