We don’t need more laws, but tougher enforcement of gun laws we now have Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 02, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

I had to respond to Mary Uhler’s editorial on curbing gun violence (April 18 issue of Catholic Herald). She compares motor vehicle deaths to firearm deaths and draws the conclusion that both should be regulated the same.

I formed my own opinion by looking at facts, something the media has failed to do lately. She states that the death rate from motor vehicles per 100,000 is similar to the rate of firearms deaths, and then goes on to quote the opinion of a bishop from Stockton, Calif.

The facts are that one-half of all motor vehicle death are caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol (law breakers) and most gun deaths occur in big cities like Stockton, L.A, Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, etc., which have some of the toughest gun laws in the country.

We don’t need more laws; we just need tougher enforcement of laws already on the books.

Larry Wipperfurth, Roxbury