My wife and I live part time in Lacey and Ecuador. We are saddened by the disconnect between the support by the majority of citizens in the United States for stronger gun controls, and the lack of legislative response.
For some curious reason, a very small minority of people including gun manufacturers have historically and successfully promoted the view that the personal ownership of guns is necessary to public safety. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The truth is that the more guns in the hands of individuals, the more likely these inherently dangerous weapons will end up in the hands of people prone to violence. Annually, more than 30,000 people per year are murdered by guns in the United States. No other country comes close to reaching this level.
How many people must be murdered by guns before legislators come to their senses?