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Letter: The road toward a solution

Re “Gun violence, unabated” (Monitor letter, March 11):

In response to Robert A. Stein’s last question, no, the problem is not too big to make inroads toward solving it. My question is why hasn’t anyone started toward that goal. All you talk about is gun control, gun bans and restrictions. These are not inroads. These are dead ends. The have been tried and have failed.

Why not look to the real problem? Young men, barely out of their teens, going out and murdering a bunch of people and in most cases themselves too. That’s the problem. What they used to do it with is hardly relevant when you consider that there are things in your own kitchen a lot worse than guns that can kill a lot of people just as easily. Finding out why these young people got so distressed so soon in their lives would certainly be a better road to follow. There are many roads that should be looked at, I’m sure. There is no one solution. So far it’s been all about guns and we already know that doesn’t work at all.

ROGER A. FORCIER

Pembroke

Legacy Comments2

"there are things in your own kitchen a lot worse than guns that can kill a lot of people just as easily". I guess someone could take a kitchen knife and a can of Lysol into a movie theater and go row by row - people would just sit there in their seats waiting to be stabbed or sprayed.

Excellent letter Roger - the gun grabbers can't see the forest for the trees.

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