VICTOR MEZHINSKY, Dana Point
Regarding a letter in last week’s DP Times, “Mass shooting,” normally people who advocate banning “assault” weapons really want to ban all guns. Second Amendment, be damned.
And also they probably do not own any guns, because if they did, they would have known that in order to buy a gun legally, especially in California, one goes through a thorough background check, waiting period, etc.
Does the letter-writer know that the gun-trafficking is already a crime? But what do the other countries do about guns? For example, state of Israel has many citizens owning guns where most crimes are committed by the terrorists and not citizen vs. another citizen, and Mexico, which has a lot of gun violence with strict gun laws.
Now, how about the real “innovative” solutions, such as severely punishing the criminals instead of victims (see New York, Chicago, LA, SF), getting rid of liberal soft-on-crime district attorneys, have more good guys with guns helping police to get bad guys before mass murderers commit crimes?
No, that would make too much common sense, would it not? Remember, a gun is a piece of machinery, just a tool. It does not shoot people by itself. People shoot people, right?