May I serve as the devil's advocate and discuss at some length a letter to the editor in your April 18 issue by Mr. Timothy J. O'Connor.
Obviously he does not realize that an inanimate object such as a gun can do no harm unless some idiot activates this dangerous weapon. What you forget, sir, is that the stupid imbecile called man is the root of the problems that you rail against.
I am not and have never been a member of the NRA, but I take umbrage when you denigrate those who belong to this organization as rigid-thinking, unyielding self-defense freaks.
As a student of history, I might remind you that sometime in the future another Hitler or Tojo might arise, and I'm sure that you will not be able to solve the ensuing problem with words.