Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
To recent letter writers: Good news, your paradise of gun control is just next door! California has exactly what you want, so save us all from your silly ideas and move there, where people control is the answer to all life's problems. If the killing of people is your focus, then maybe you should push for a law limiting the number of vehicles a person can own. Statistics show that in an average 48-hour period, people are killed by vehicles (200), medical error (500), flu (300) and suicide (250). The problem isn't objects, it's people. Our permissive society has fostered a youth that thinks only of themselves. They lack parental discipline, societal norms and respect for others. One of the shooters was an avowed leftist who supported Elizabeth Warren. The mental state that harbors this violence knows no bounds.
Liberal cities like Chicago (7 killed and 46 wounded over a recent weekend), Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, New Orleans, have strict gun control as does most of the Middle East. Until the politicians get serious about the state of mental health in this country, people will continue to kill each other using whatever means possible. Your silly ideas haven't worked anywhere they've been tried. Work on an idea that solves the problem, not makes it worse.