Letter: Needed: Holistic Approach to Gun Problem
To the Editor:
I share the same concern that Robert and Lucy McLellan expressed in their well-reasoned Jan. 16 letter: Gratuitous cinematic violence is likely an important variable in the complex equation driving violent behavior, including mass shootings. Easy access to firearms of every kind, especially semi-automatic assault weapons, certainly feeds the problem, but it’s important to recognize that America’s gun infatuation came out of the toothpaste tube long ago. National legislative proposals that do not honestly and holistically address the causes of our gun-violence problem will not garner my support (even though I’m not a gun-owner), as they will certainly fail.