April 18, 2013
I have several comments on the commentary written by Peter Morici ("The false security of gun-control measures," April 16). The common conclusion from gun rights advocates, one that has become quite wearisome, seems to be that if every shooting incident, injury, or death cannot be precluded by gun-control measures, then why even bother. This is a bankrupt argument. Were one to follow this philosophy to its (il)logical conclusion, one would stop brushing one's teeth upon the discovery of a cavity.
December 19, 2009
A recent poll shows National Rifle Association members overwhelmingly favor closing the gun show loophole, and that has the NRA fuming. Never mind that the poll was conducted by Frank Luntz, a Republican pollster who is on Fox News so often that he may as well be considered a network personality. Or that the same poll shows NRA members do support many pro-Second Amendment positions (against a national gun registry, for example). Once again, the NRA's leadership is out of step - not only with average Americans but even with people who identify themselves as NRA members.
March 22, 2013
Why didn't Jules Witcover use President Barack Obama's quote to the effect that "control measures as I have presented would most likely have not affected Newtown" ("Obama settles for half measures on gun control," March 19)? And another question: How much will the homicide rate go down in Baltimore with the Nanny-Governor Martin O'Malley's new gun control laws? Let me help you - zero. But good citizens will pay more and be fingerprinted. That's a big whoop! The disingenuousness is palpable.
February 21, 2014
Is it fear of Maryland's law-abiding citizens actually figuring out the truth that prompts the liberal media to pass on more flawed studies as fact? The Sun's recent editorial ( "Gun control works," Feb. 20) attempts to convince us that "cherry picked" data provides clear proof that gun control works. I find a few problems with this conclusion myself. First of all, this study was performed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. We all know that one of Michael Bloomberg's key objectives is advocating for stricter gun control, so why would we expect anyone at the school to perform an unbiased study?
December 22, 2012
I really appreciated seeing the commentary "The malady of America's soul" by L. Mickey Fenzel (Dec. 18). Professor Fenzel doesn't mince words when he writes about "a Congress that labors unabashedly to protect the riches of the wealthy at the expense of the economically disadvantaged and middle class. " Rarely do I see in the media such an accurate description. Yes, we have the best Congress money can buy. We have had to stomach an unending number of mass murders accentuated by semi-automatic weapons.
April 24, 2013
Gun control doesn't stop bombings, and it doesn't prevent violent people from buying nails, BBs or pressure cookers. While I am supportive of gun control - and applaud Maryland for being one of the few states taking a strong stance on gun possession - tighter regulations will not prevent all violent attacks from occurring. In order to reach a real solution, the national discussion must go beyond gun control. For instance, how can we better predict who is likely to become a violent perpetrator?