Letters to the Editor

Guns: Is violence the price of freedom?

With the Second Amendment as justification to keep and bear arms and our concept of innocent until proven guilty, is gun violence the new price of freedom?

How do you prevent the atrocities of mass gun violence without additional control that so many people feel is a sacrifice of individual freedom or excessive government intrusion? But does doing nothing mean that the purposeful carnage is the price we have to pay to enjoy what we consider freedom?

We seem to accept casualties of wars as an acceptable price for freedom. Are we simply in a new kind of war? Quoting the cartoon character Pogo, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” We’re not all going to agree on the solution, but we certainly need one.