Other causes of violence

 

In his April 21 column, Rubio comes up short on gun control, Carl Hiaasen called Sen. Marco Rubio a coward because he didn’t vote for a bill he considered insufficient to address the violence problem we face.

Instead of insults, Hiaasen should show that there are comprehensive solutions that the Congress must take into consideration. There are other causes of violence in addition to weapons.

Any gun-control bill should have a mandatory five-year jail term for anyone who owns a weapon without the proper registration, 10 years for a person committing a crime with a weapon, 20 years when someone is wounded with a weapon during a crime and life without parole when somebody is killed with a weapon that is not registered.

In addition, people who are mentally ill should receive treatment in order to prevent massacres like the one in Newtown, Conn.

Julian Dario Miyares, Miami

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