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An army of moms

Published December 22, 2012 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

When drunken driving was killing hundreds of schoolchildren every year, a group of American moms started Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

During the 32 years since then, drunken driving deaths have slowly decreased. Today, the thoughts, views and culture of driving while intoxicated has changed — the three-martini lunch is a relic.

We can similarly lower the numbers of gun-related deaths through sensible ownership laws, regulations and a different view of gun ownership.

President Barack Obama will not take away your semiautomatic assault rifles, but an army of suburban soccer moms over time could.

Joe Spencer

Salt Lake City