More gun control is not the answer | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"A more rational approach would be to undertake whatever is necessary to treat the problem not the symptom."

There is no doubt that the tragic firearm deaths recently have cast a light on guns. The result has been a hue and cry led by the President to “tighten” up gun laws. This approach does nothing to get at the underlying issue of what are the reasons or causes that set these people off.

A more rational approach would be to undertake whatever is necessary to treat the problem not the symptom. All the gun laws in the world are not going to stop these sick people. If they can’t get a firearm, they will use knives, pipe bombs or whatever else their devious minds will conjure up.

As has been suggested, gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.

Dave Lewis,
Renton

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