Letters to the Editor

Dewey letter: Mass shooters

In the attempt to preach gun control after the Texas shooting, The Washington Post writes this headline on Twitter: “There are only two nearly universal characteristics of mass shooters: They’re men and they use guns.”

Does anyone see how crazy this wording is? It is obvious that no one can be a shooter without a gun. It is like saying, “A universal characteristic of these truck terrorists is that they use trucks.” If we use the logic presented here then we need more truck control.

To also identify them as men does not help either.

More gun control would not stop shooters like Devin Kelley as it was already illegal for him to own a gun, being dishonorably discharged from the Air Force.

In addition to none being members of the NRA, what every shooter that I have researched does have in common is that they use mind altering prescription drugs. The difference between now and 50 years ago when you never heard of mass shootings is not access to guns, but access to drugs.

If we really want to solve the problem let us research this link and have more mind altering prescription drug control rather than gun control.

Joseph J. Dewey, Boise