Guns are not the cause of crime
RE: Gun controls on the ropes in Canada (May 12)
The author of this letter is no more an expert on gun control than I am. As an MD, he should know there are several factors at play here regarding any violent crime. There have been far more violent home invasions without guns also. As well as other crimes. True, in the U.S., suicide by gun happens more than other method. But non-gun suicides are a very close second. And again when suicides are involved, there are still several factors involved beside warning signs. Speaking of suicides, the author should look at other countries with high suicide rates like Japan, for example, with very strict gun laws. More gun laws regarding violent crime solve nothing.
The author lets his anti-gun views cloud his judgment. He either doesn’t know or doesn’t want to know about Canada’s past or present gun laws, and he certainly doesn’t know anything about the 21,000 or so American gun laws. Other people in his profession usually start with the root causes of any violent crime or suicide, not inanimate objects like guns. Scott Camillo, Hannon