Letter writer Bob Reyes shows how easy it is to rationalize keeping the status quo on gun legislation. Trivializing the number of deaths is offensive to anyone who has ever lost a loved one to firearms.
He states that of all the firearm deaths in 2011, only 11,101 were from intentional assaults with guns. That’s over 100,000 victims each decade. Somehow this is supposed to convince us that we shouldn’t attribute the problem to easy weapons access. If rational legislation on background checks, ammunition clips, and assault weapons could bring the number of gun deaths down, even slightly, is it worth the effort? What if it only saved your loved one at the mall or movies, on your front porch, at work, or at school? Be honest, would it be worth it?
Tony Ciminero, Miami