Letters | June 9, 2022


Stop the shooting madness

I agree with the WJW’s clarion call to stop the shooting madness and convey that message to our representatives (“Mass murder continues,” Editorials, June 2). What to tell them? First, reinvigorate “If you see something, say something” for all potentially dangerous people. Second, the cheapest way states like Texas and Florida can afford making mental health services accessible is by accepting Medicaid expansion. Third, be proactive to intervene against other likely ticking bombs by having aggressive red flag laws and thorough background checks. Fourth, the Supreme Court can remind themselves about what Justice Antonin Scalia said regarding the Second Amendment, “the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.” So, even though we all follow these common-sense gun rules, but the Court dismisses Scalia’s arguments that states can limit access to guns and how they are carried, we will have more mass shootings. In that case, Congress can override the Court.

Mark Czarnolewski
Silver Spring

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