The people who are rushing to control guns in response to the tragedy in Connecticut remind me of the man who was looking under a streetlight for the keys he’d lost on the other side of the street. Why there? Well, because the light was better, of course!
We do have a massive problem in this country, but it’s not that we have too many guns — it’s that we have no way to identify and isolate the mentally ill among us who use those guns. Guns are easy to spot; the mentally ill, not so much. If we really want to prevent evil like the Sandy Hook shootings, we have to pay attention to the real problem, not the problem that’s “under the streetlight.”
Tom Davis, Austin, Texas