Gun pro­pos­als not very prac­ti­cal

The Palm Beach Post - - OPINION: THE DEBATE STARTS HERE -

The let­ter “Three steps to re­duce U.S. gun vi­o­lence” was not very help­ful when look­ing at the facts.

The writer sug­gests more peo­ple join the Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion to change the or­ga­ni­za­tion from within. It is not the mem­ber­ship of the NRA that has been pre­vent­ing com­mon-sense gun laws — it is the lead­er­ship. Over 70 per­cent of ex­ist­ing mem­bers sup­port uni­ver­sal back­ground checks but seem to have no ef­fect on the ac­tions of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Sec­ondly, the writer sug­gests rais­ing the cost of gun pur­chases to out­ra­geously large amounts. So, all guns would be avail­able only to the rich? The wealthy will now con­trol all the money and all the weapons.

The manda­tory gun li­a­bil­ity in­sur­ance with very high cov­er­age sug­ges­tion did sound like it could, at least, be help­ful to vic­tims af­ter tragedies, but not as a pre­ven­tive mea­sure.

ELIN SHUSTERMAN, BOYN­TON BEACH

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