Gun controls save lives

Gun controls save lives

Why, just across the border in the Land of the Maple Leaf, are there so many fewer gun deaths?

To the editor;

Tougher gun laws are not the answer! Well, you heard it from Donald Trump, so it must be true.

What wonders would a .50 cal machine gun have done if mounted on the altar of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas? A .30 cal would do in a pinch but the heavier the firepower, the better.

Of course, a great spray of bullets could well have wiped out a lot more parishioners of First Baptist but what’s a little collateral damage in defence of freedom and the American way?

As the NRA (plus some of the gun goons here in Canada) says, “Guns don’t kill – people kill.”

History is littered with the corpses of empires whose leaders refused to see the obvious – countries that pretended all was well just, as in the case of the US of A and its death by firearms epidemic.