In response to Sandra Ray's Dec. 5 letter, "Time for gun owners to agree to reasonable controls":
You said in your letter there is a common denominator in gun violence. You said it was the gun. I say it is the human.
Violence with a firearm is not due to any lack of responsible gun controls. More controls will not lessen the number of attacks or curb the number of wasted human lives.
More lives are senselessly lost in this nation by drunken drivers that use a car to kill than those who use a gun. In both cases the common denominator is not a car or a gun, it is the human.
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It is against the law in all states for a criminal or a person with a mental disability to obtain a firearm. We all know no matter what additional law is enacted they will get one. Just as they can get a car, drive without a license, without insurance and text on a cell phone while impaired.
We are a civilized nation with laws. More laws do not make us more civilized.
There are those who do not respect civilization, laws nor human life. Cain killed his brother Abel a long, long time ago.