Ending gun violence

Posted Friday, Jun. 06, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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I realize gun control isn’t very popular in Texas, but limiting potential murder weapons is a good idea if you want to limit murder. However much unpopular it may be to completely restrict gun access, I believe it is the better option.

Less guns means less shootings. Period.

It seems every other week I hear about another shooting (most recently, Elliot Rodger), but nothing ever happens — only more debate as to which party should be blamed and whether or not to use bombshell words like “self-defense” or “misogyny” or “terrorism.”

But people are going to keep killing each other if we don’t stop them, and how better to stop violence than by taking weapons?

— Courtney Smith, Arlington

London Hackley wrote a fine letter on gun perspective, publish June 1.

The need for education on use and safety, not more laws about guns.

Yet gun training would not have deterred Elliot Rodger from his sense of entitlement to women’s bodies or his bloated ego.

The education needed is not just gun safety, but better diagnostic means to detect the killer behind the false mask he wears that fools both his therapists and the police or social workers.

Moe use of Dr. Mahzarin R. Banaji’s implicit test as discussed in Blind Spot: the Hidden Bias of Good People. We need to get pass the mask a hater has erected..

— Henry Kraft, Fort Worth

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