Readers React: Wawa shooting shows need for gun control

Readers React: Wawa shooting shows need for gun control

The shooting at Wawa in Upper Macungie, like almost any other shooting, brought speculations about the motives of the killer. How absurd — to try to project rationality onto such acts; gun control opponents blame irrationality of the individual perpetrators and claim nothing can be done. The time and place for rationality is in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Who in the leadership party of our Legislature will do something, anything, to control irrational use of guns? Why do they argue that no laws should take away gun rights from obviously dangerous individuals? Why do they allow lax enforcement of those laws that already exist? Which ones support rational background checks, red-flag laws, bans on home-modified weapons, high-capacity magazines, semiautomatic and assault weapons? A rational act would be the votes of citizens. Some candidates for office show their irrationality, fears, antiquated views on current issues and their sole motivation to stay in office even by corrupting the election process.

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