Letters: The Capital is anti-gun; Guns are the problem and more on Mayo parks

Letters: The Capital is anti-gun; Guns are the problem and more on Mayo parks

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Guns aren’t the problem I find it disappointing that the editorial board resorts to calling people, even entire state legislatures, with a different opinion, "crackpots" (The Capital, June 2). I think most people know at this point, The Capital is anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment. I’m almost surprised you did not call for outright gun confiscation, as Alderman Elly Tierney implied (The Capital, June 4). There are an estimated 400+ million civilian-owned firearms in the US and over 42% of households has at least one, that percentage is higher in Maryland. Letters: Bullying allegations in Central Services are untrue; Alabama abortion law and more from readers Support local journalism. Get four weeks of The Capital for 99 cents. » The overwhelming majority of these firearms are never used in a crime. Maryland already ranks in the top five for having the most oppressive state gun laws, no additional restrictive legislation will eliminate these violent acts. Guns certainly are not the problem, it’s the lack of respect for life in society today. MIKE MARCUS Annapolis It is about guns In response to Keyla Wynne’s letter regarding the heartbreaking shooting in Virginia Beach and her assertion that mass shootings are “a matter of mental health, not the National Rifle Association” and “a political issue,” I must point out the NRA itself led efforts to politicize gun violence in America ( The Capital , June 3). Following the publication of public health research in the early 1990s that identified an association between gun […]

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