Cuba, guns and background checks in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Identify the few unfit to own guns
Anyone who wants to know what the Founding Fathers were thinking about when they crafted the Second Amendment could simply read the Federalist Papers instead of attempting to dissect one sentence in the Bill of Rights. Hint: Nobody has gotten it right yet in this newspaper, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
Using the logic that to protect us from disturbed people we must remove types of guns from all people is as logical as taking cars away from all people because there are drunken drivers on the road.
There’s no political advantage to or big campaign contributions in addressing the mental health issues that are the real source of the issue, but isn’t that the correct position to work from?
Shouldn’t we find out and educate people about warning signs that a loved one might be headed toward an act of unspeakable violence so someone can intervene? Shouldn’t we talk about empowering mental health professionals to have a greater opportunity to flag a person to fail a background check if they think someone is not capable of safely owning any gun?