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Shootings are acceptable in the U.S. So Monterey Park happened



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To the editor: None of us can declare to be shocked anymore when considered one of these “2nd Modification celebrations” often called mass shootings happen. (“Terror at Monterey Park dance studio: What we know about Lunar New Year mass shooting,” Jan. 22)

An affordable particular person would have anticipated one thing to have been finished after after 6- and 7-year-olds have been killed at Sandy Hook Elementary Faculty in 2012. However no.

The factor is, in america, these shootings are acceptable. In the event that they weren’t acceptable, we wouldn’t settle for them. However we do.

Disgrace on us.

William Elmelund, West Hollywood


To the editor: “This sort of factor doesn’t occur in my neighborhood,” one particular person in Monterey Park was quoted as saying. It is a assertion that has been repeated after so many mass shootings.

One other particular person revealed that he began carrying a gun with him after a Texas mass taking pictures, evidently within the perception that we are able to cease gun violence by arming ourselves.

The likelihood of a mass taking pictures in any of our neighborhoods is excessive. We have to understand this and work on an answer.

Conversely, the probability of fixing this tragic downside by carrying extra weapons is low. Extra gun possession in our communities will increase the likelihood of violence.

We, as imperfect human beings, possess deadly weapons which might be getting used to kill ourselves and others with a frequency that’s terrifying.

Joan Horn, Carlsbad


To the editor: We connect an excessive amount of significance to motive in a taking pictures. The purpose is there’s an individual with a grudge who has entry to a weapon of mass destruction. That’s it.

Anybody should purchase a gun, legally or not.

There’ll at all times be people who find themselves indignant and wish others to undergo as they’ve. It’s the gun half the place we’ve got the facility to make modifications. The politicians might cease this proliferation of simply accessible weapons if they’d the braveness.

Sandra Trutt, Los Angeles


To the editor: Sufficient is sufficient. When are we going to ban weapons? The state of California must take excessive measures to limit or ban weapons, the 2nd Modification be damned.

What number of 1000’s of individuals are going to be massacred, together with schoolchildren, earlier than we admit that the 2nd Modification is an arcane piece of the Structure that helps nobody?

No different peer nation has given their residents a constitutional proper to personal weapons, and no different peer nation has our degree of homicide and gun violence — not even shut.

It’s not rocket science. We’re awash in weapons and gun violence.

David Tempest, Mar Vista


To the editor: Willy Sutton, when requested why he robbed banks, replied, “As a result of that’s the place the cash is.”

If we requested, “Why do we’ve got these mass killings?” the reply can be, “As a result of we’ve got weapons.”

And if we requested Congress, “Why don’t we’ve got correct gun legal guidelines?” the reply can be, “As a result of that’s the place the cash is.”

Ted Bacino, Palm Springs