Re: the Oct. 4 guest column "Problem is lack of morality, not too few gun laws."

Ken Rineer writes in his piece that no legislation is needed on guns but rather it's our collective morality that is the problem. I guess he thinks the rest of the industrialized world is simply on a higher moral plane than the U.S. as those other countries don't have the numbers of mass shootings we do.

Of course that's not the case, we simply have more guns and fewer regulations. Rineer states that nothing would have stopped the Las Vegas shooter as he went through background checks. Yet the shooter was able to legally buy a kit that turned his semi-automatic weapons into, effectively, automatic ones. Let's start there, make those illegal. Can the gun lobby at least give up the legal ability to make automatic weapons? Not holding my breath.

Rick Unklesbay


Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.


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