Letter: If not now, what will it take to change gun laws

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The article “conversations should start at home” in the Oct. 4 Monitor was well written and of course makes some very valid points.

I have to say that I have become so discouraged about the lack of response to mass shootings and general gun violence that I’m really doubting anything will ever be done.

If you weren’t sickened by 20 kindergarten children being slaughtered, then what will it take? In recent years we have had more and more killings – more than 30,000 gun deaths in this country each year. All of the Republican members of Congress are controlled by the gun lobby and it seems next to impossible to get them out due to gerrymandering.

These mass shootings are so common it seems to be understood they are just part of living in the U.S.

Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut makes a good point when he says he will no longer participate in these meaningless moments of silence for the victims because Congress refuses to actually do their jobs. Australia is looking better and better.

Gary Evans