Editor,

This is my reply to the letter in the May 26 Daily Journal, “Laying blame for shootings.”

Instead of laying blame on Congressional Democrats, the writer would do more good by writing today’s congressional Republicans to implore them to work with their Democrat colleagues on passage of a strong gun safety law in honor of the hundreds of victims of mass shootings. The resistance of Republicans to meaningful legislation on this shameful state of affairs has been unrelenting for years and must stop now.

Susan Brown

San Carlos

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Lou

Westy - This subject has been covered in the news for months. Plus google/research it yourself and you will find lots of substantiating information.

Also, look what happened in Ukraine by them giving up their arms. Now the rest of the world is sending arms to help them help themselves. Pleeeze, time to wake up!

Westy

Lou, could you please provide a link? The only thing I find for Australia camps is regarding Covid isolation.

Not sure what the relevance of Ukraine is, could you explain? When did they give up their guns? Other countries in Europe have much stronger gun regulations. Are you saying that Russia would not have invaded Ukraine if more citizens had owned personal automatic weapons?

Rel

Agreed Susan. Unfortunately, the right in Congress is so hard core, the only likely remedy is to vote them out of power.

Lou

Perhaps our soft on crime legislation/legislators play a big part in allowing and encouraging violence.

And another thought........I was on a zoom call last week with 3 audience participants from Australia. A man spoke up, almost in tears, begging the Americans to NOT give up their guns. He said to look at what happened in Australia after they gave up their guns in 1996 and 2008..... many people since have been sent to camps against their will.because of no way to protect themselves.

Westy

I wonder if you can find more substantiation for that than one man on a Zoom call, and maybe some Russian bots.

Terence Y

Well, Ms. Brown, I guess we can also lay blame on Senate Democrats since Chuck Schumer just blocked a school safety bill from Republicans and the families of the Parkland School shooting. The resistance of Democrats to enact meaningful legislation on this shameful state of affairs has been unrelenting for years and must stop now.

Westy

Terrance, Have you read Animal Farm?

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