Editor,

Many people believe the solution to events like the horrific tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, is “gun control.” I too, would favor reasonable gun restriction laws. But sadly, I don’t think that will solve the problem.

Look at the city of Chicago. It has one of the strictest gun control laws in the country. And it has one of the highest rates of gun murder. The sad fact is that there are evil and crazed monsters, who, if they desire to kill, will not cease their murderous rampages by a law ordering them not to purchase a gun. However, there is one crucial thing we can do to stop violent crime: We must stop freeing violent criminals with little or no punishment. We must end the “no bail” policies or “slap on the wrist” sentencing by “woke“ judges and DAs.

Case in point: Waukesha, Wisconsin, Nov. 21, 2021. Darryl Brooks, a registered sex offender with a 20-year career criminal record, and who, in his many posts on social media, had expressed hatred for whites and praised Hitler for murdering Jews, deliberately drove his SUV into a crowd of Christmas holiday gathers, killing six, and maiming dozens of others. He had five open arrest warrants at the time. Amazingly, he was out on a $1,000 bail after using the same SUV 19 days earlier to run over the mother of his child. While new restrictions on gun ownership are not unreasonable, if we really want to keep our citizens safe, let’s tell our elected officials to stop putting violent criminals like Darryl Brooks back on the streets.

Scott Abramson

San Mateo

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(6) comments

Jorg

Scott: So, what does that have to do with the Uvalde massacre? That loony should not have been able to buy any kind of weapon, and certainly not an assault weapon like an AR-15. If at least the age limit had been raised, 19 young children and 2 dedicated teachers would have been alive, instead of blown apart beyond recognition. What’s the downside of a higher age limit, for starters?

Terence Y

Jorg, what part of an AR-15 not being an assault weapon do you not understand? And not buy any kind of weapon? So he couldn't have bought a knife, hatchet, axe, sword, bat, golf club, any of a thousand more pointy or slicy things? BTW, you do realize the Ninth Circuit court, just last month, threw out the California law banning young adults for purchasing semi-automatic weapons, don’t you? Anyone over age 18 in CA (and many other states) can purchase a handgun.

Jorg

Terence Y: Exactly the kind of nonsense we could expect from you! My goodness, - don't you ever learn? You don't even understand the difference between knives and guns, - besides exposing your lack of sympathy for the mass assault victims! Shame on you!

Terence Y

Jorg, wasn’t it a week and a half ago that I remarked we understand your thoughts via your writings. If your thoughts are clear but your wording is unclear, you should blame yourself, not the reader. We can’t read your mind. In this case, you wrote “any kind of weapon”? What part of “any” do you not understand? Shame on you for not proofreading your comments - don’t you ever learn? I notice you have no response on the age thing, just some faux outrage and the beginnings of your cycle of deflection… BTW, thanks for the three exclamation points. Next time, could you share one of your flat Earth’s?

Jorg

Terence Y: No surprise at all that you don’t grasp what the topic is. However, on to something closer to your heart, after last night’s very successful Jan. 6 presentation, how much longer do you think your idol “the great president Trump” can avoid being thrown in jail?

Terence Y

Jorg, no surprise at all you can’t defend your jibber-jabber. Sorry, but I’m bored with your cycle of deflection. Let’s hope you can express your thoughts clearly next time. BTW, nice to see our great President Trump continues to live rent-free in your noggin.

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