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Let's face it _ love is blind.
Especially the love some people have for guns.
I'm not talking about a lot of gun owners. Most are sensible people who use guns for protection, hunting or target practice.
But there are many gun extremists out there who even now _ after the tragedy at Columbine High School in Colorado _ insist no laws should be enacted to control children's access to guns.
If student slaughters in Littleton, Colo., and elsewhere have taught us one thing, it's that a few sensible gun controls wouldn't hurt.
Like: raising the purchase age to 21, closing loopholes where children can buy guns on the Internet and holding adults criminally responsible if they leave a gun out and a child uses it to harm others.
None of those proposals could in any way infringe on legitimate use of guns …