Monday’s Letters to the Editor

Monday’s Letters to the Editor

Arming citizens EDITOR: When do mass shootings by psychopaths end in this country? These mass murders would end with stiff gun control laws. Under the Second Amendment, we cannot force citizens who purchase firearms to be evaluated for mental disorders at this juncture. We cannot take guns away from law-abiding citizens or those who possess firearms to protect themselves and their families from criminals, home invasions, etc. If the purchase of guns is prohibited for law-abiding citizens, then only criminals will have firearms. Criminals will always find a way to possess firearms. Guns are taken in burglaries, ghost guns are smuggled into our country. I wonder what would happen if citizens armed themselves and, when a situation like the one in San Jose occurs again, and it will, maybe lives could be saved by those who lawfully own and carry firearms. Also, what is it going to take to start doing mental evaluations on a person before they are allowed to purchase a firearm? Yes, firearms kill, but in the right hands, they save lives. Remember, the average response to a 911 call is five to seven minutes. A lot of can happen in seven minutes. GARY LOONEY Santa Rosa Sonoma County’s history EDITOR: I am delighted to learn that the Ruth Asawa sculpture panels will be preserved in bronze (“Asawa’s sculptures to return — in bronze,” May 30). They are a rich tapestry of Sonoma County’s history and culture. I have missed them since the fountain in Old […]

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