Letters to the Editor

January 23, 2015 12:00 AM

Says restricting access to guns will slow violence

Escalating gun violence in the United States indicates that gun control needs to be addressed and discussed more thoroughly. The prevalence of school shootings in the United States is far and above that of other countries around the globe. A contributing factor may be our country’s depictions of violence in video games and movies. However, I believe the availability of guns and ease of access is the real perpetrator in these crimes. Changing our culture’s usage of violence is a much harder feat to accomplish than simply controlling the availability of handguns and assault rifles via stringent background and mental health checks.

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