It’s time we looked at why people are committing such atrocities in rising numbers as opposed to what they used to do the killing. Like Oklahoma City, Niche, France, Japan and China, a person who wants to kill many will do so by any means. We need to start focusing on why these people are commiting these crimes, not how. Places like Chicago and Baltimore have some of the strictest guns laws in the country, yet have some of the highest shootings rates in the country. Gun reform isn’t a logical solution, we need people reform.

Joe Guttenbeil

Redwood City

Recommended for you

(1) comment


So, why not keep the "tools" away, - like we keep sharp knives away from small children?

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading the Daily Journal.

Please purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading.Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading.