To the editor: You blame guns for the vile events in San Bernardino on Wednesday. Really? (“Horror in San Bernardino: The U.S. infatuation with guns is bordering on a society-wide suicidal impulse,” editorial, Dec. 2)
Anyone in his right mind has already reached the correct conclusion about why this happened, and it isn’t about guns. It is about people already bent on destruction becoming so enraged that they acted out their eventual plan of terror and destruction because of some minor irritant. If it wasn’t at that building (and later in the streets with officers), it would have been somewhere else.
Anything short of total gun confiscation will do little to curb violence. And total confiscation is never going to happen in our free society.
David H. Dolson, Valencia
To the editor: As we grapple once more with a horrific mass murder, I hear people saying “We have to do something.” Obviously there is no easy solution, but there is one thing that all citizens can do to help.
Doing this would not solve the problem, but it would be a start and a way to honor the victims of these senseless killings.
Peggy Jo Abraham, Santa Monica
To the editor: California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. President Obama effectively wants to mirror this state’s gun laws in the rest of the country.
Robert Price, Walnut