BARBARA POULSON, Richland
Guns are to blame in the Connecticut shooting, yes, but because there were not enough guns. If even one teacher was packing, there would be far fewer children in graves and one horrific shooter with a lot more bullets in him a lot sooner.
It's time to get real. The school is a gun-free zone. This makes it defenseless. So, they want to make the U.S. a gun-free nation. Smart. Just great for those that will acquire guns anyway to do their evil.
Guns should not be issued to everyone, that is for sure. Background checks, yes. Strong prison terms when guns are used to commit crimes. Definitely. There are things we can do.
Government gun control over U.S. citizens is not one of them.