Concerning the writer: Police say the Louisville, Kentucky, gunman purchased the assault rifle he used to kill 5 individuals Monday, per week earlier than his killing spree. We’re advised that one of the best ways to outlive mass shootings is to “run, disguise and struggle.”
So right here we’re as a society. There may be now a survival handbook.
Assault weapons of mass destruction aren’t going wherever, so your greatest plan of action is to run, disguise and struggle – and if that doesn’t work, you die.
Rod Lawrence, Los Angeles
Concerning the writer: Are we so used to mass shootings that the one in Louisville solely made web page A-12 of the LA Occasions the subsequent day?
If we wish lawmakers to do one thing about this downside, we are able to’t bury the tales at the back of the paper like we don’t care.
Mike Inexperienced, Oak Park
Concerning the writer: It appears clear that in fixing the issue of mass shootings, the main focus have to be on why politicians are usually not appearing. If gun violence is the #1 killer of American youngsters, politicians ought to have sufficient motivation to cross legal guidelines that may defend youngsters.
A examine needs to be product of the psychology of lawmakers who’re so unaffected by little one deaths that they excuse their inaction and aggressively struggle for gun house owners’ rights at each mass capturing. As a substitute of looking for actual options to gun violence, they declare their assist for the 2nd Modification.
We should always hold our flag at half-staff till we understand that the issue is with the politicians.
Ronald Kotkin, Laguna Seaside
Concerning the writer: The Republican Social gathering has made it clear that no new gun rules could be thought of, though mass shooters are killing the younger, previous and the police on an virtually every day foundation.
Leaders in conservative states have doubled all the way down to the acute in lifting restrictions and permitting public carrying with no allow.
It’s time for wise Republicans, Independents and Democrats to vote on laws banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines and introducing common background checks
George Eaton, Sierra Madre
Concerning the writer: US forecast: cloudy with a excessive risk of shootings.
Susan Frisk, Seal Seaside