Dear Editor: Look at Criminal Violence not Gun Violence


Dear Editor,

The lengthy letter in your issue of June 8th contains a lot of statements about guns. Some of them seem pretty fictional to me.

Here is a fact: In 2021 Chicago had 797 homicides. Chicago has about the strongest laws against private gun ownership of any place in the USA. In 2021 the state of Montana had 50 homicides. Montana has one of the highest rates of private gun ownership in any of the 50 states of the USA. Montana is also one of the states whose laws allow the most freedom to keep and bear arms.

I have been around guns practically all my life. I have never seen a violent...

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