Readers sound off on reducing gun crime, Easter and Jackie Robinson

Readers sound off on reducing gun crime, Easter and Jackie Robinson

This is a modal window. The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported. Valhalla, N.Y.: Recently, many opinions have been expressed here regarding who’s to blame for the uptick in gun-related crime. While one Voicer proclaims that the highest incidence of these events happens in “red” states, another will argue that within those states, it is cities with Democratic mayors that drive the numbers up. This only serves to further isolate us from each other. It makes solutions more remote. Republicans have to have the good sense to adopt, implement and enforce more stringent gun control measures. Introducing a gun into a volatile situation increases the chance of a bad outcome. In the hands of an angry or emotionally unstable person, it turns an argument into a potential tragedy. Confiscated guns (Shawn Inglima/for New York Daily News) We pass copious laws to protect our population from harm, yet we repeatedly fall short here. Hiding behind the Second Amendment is allowing this cancer to spread. Laws pertaining to firearms are mostly determined by the executive and legislative branches on the state level. Red state governors and state legislatures bear responsibility here, as they’ve done almost nothing to diminish the flow of guns, bullets and death not only in their states but in others where these guns inevitably find a home. Democrats, on the other hand, have to be tougher on violent crime and the criminals who commit it. […]

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