Realistic gun control

To the Editor

In Taft, Calif., we are yet again faced with yet another school shooting less than a month after the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary. Fortunately, this time, I don’t need to write to the victims’ families to offer my prayers for their loss.

However, it only solidifies the fact that now is the time to talk about gun control. I’m not suggesting that the government take away all firearms as that – of course – is unconstitutional. Conversely, I’m not suggesting that we keep our current gun laws and just “enforce” the laws better – as this ineffective measure has proven completely irresponsible.

What I’m suggesting is that as a society with a common concern, we begin discussing realistic policy for gun control. Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Let’s stop the insanity and get serious about gun reform.

Erik Cuchna

Crystal Lake

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