Hearing reports about the good relationship that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords had with members of both major political parties, I doubt that she would approve of the opinions expressed by Jon Anderson and Greg Squires in their letters to the editor.
Professional mental health specialists have described the gunman as paranoid schizophrenic. Perhaps this should be a wake-up call for more attention to the mentally handicapped.
Did you know, for instance, that if your son or daughter who is no longer a minor appears to need some help, it is not always legally possible for you to get information that he or she is not willing or able to give you? This could possibly have been a factor in the tragic Arizona case.
Let us hope that this tragedy leads to constructive legislation to assist the mentally ill.