Gun proposals not very practical
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