The Associated Press Pitts announces: “If gun violence is ‘the price of freedom,” it’s too high.” This is as nonsensical as saying, “If fake news (damaging as it has proven to be recently) is ‘the price of freedom,’ it’s too high,” so let’s eliminate the First Amendment’s “Freedom of the Press” clause. Pitts is suggesting we abandon the Second Amendment, and confiscate all the guns (only from law-abiding citizens, as the others obviously would retain theirs) — all because an occasional mentally disturbed individual shoots one or several innocents. Against the wise advice of our Founding Fathers, let’s disarm and become defenseless to armed criminals and vulnerable to a tyrannical government that could easily gain control, having no armed opposition. Do Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, Mao’s China, Stalin’s USSR, etc., come to mind? This is exactly why occasional gun violence is not “too high” a price for our freedom. Be more careful what you wish for, Leonard. Clyde L. Hunt Jr.