To the Editor:
Many people want the solution to resolve and stop violence in America, and while all of the ideas are good ones thus far, the facts are that only America and the Middle East have severe acts of violence growing in numbers.
Let’s look at Denmark and Austria and The Netherlands, etc. They don’t have the problems that Syria and Israel and the U.S.A. and Mexico have. Why? What is it that Denmark and Austria, etc., have that we don’t? In Switzerland, everyone owns a gun, yet there’s no violence like here.
Background checks are fine, but most killers are first-time offenders to acts of violence. Continuing to make buying guns a tougher thing to do only makes the demand for guns go up, and therefore the black market rates for guns go up and as the demand and profits rise, so do the burglaries to get guns for the black market sales.
The Constitution needs to be rewritten; no guns, unless used by authorities and hunters. And all guns must be secured with no firing pins or bullets when not in use with gun locks on them, in alarmed rooms. For storage, responsible gun ownership is the answer.
David A. Rourke