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Dr. David Criste: Don’t blame weapons

Once again, we are confronted with the terror and horror of an attack on innocents.

My sympathies and prayers are with the victims and their families. Many of those injured in this attack face a very long, difficult and painful rehab.

Can we separate the perpetrator(s) of this evil deed from the weapons involved? Or will we be treated to another spectacle of lawmakers tripping over each other in their rush to ban something inanimate?

Will state Sen. John Morse, House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and Rep. Rhonda Fields again assume the Three Musketeers role and move for "sensible" control of improvised explosive devices?

Relentlessly cheered on by The Denver Post, can we expect to see a ban on the high-capacity (more than 1 quart) pressure cooker? Will there be background checks to buy the smaller ones?

Can we in Colorado show the rest of the U.S. how to accomplish "real solutions" that will make President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Michael Bloomberg proud?

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Dr. David Criste

Steamboat Springs