Too easy to get guns
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To the editor:
These past two weeks have given us tragic examples of what happens when angry disgruntled individuals are given unfettered access to firearms.
In Kansas City, an honor student going to pick up his younger brothers was shot by an 84-year-old homeowner when he went to the wrong address. His ex-wife, children and grandchildren describe him as abusive and filled with rage.
Shortly thereafter, a young woman in New York state was killed when she and her friends drove up the wrong driveway. When they realized their mistake, they turned around to leave but the homeowner, described as angry and confrontational by neighbors, stepped out on his balcony and fired into their car and she was killed.
In Texas, a cheerleader was shot in the back, when her friend got into the wrong car by mistake.
In still another act of senseless gun violence, a six-year-old girl and her father were shot by a neighbor when their basketball rolled into his yard.
These are simple mistakes. Haven’t you ever driven into the wrong driveway, went to the wrong address or had a basketball, baseball or football make its way onto a neighbor’s property? For shooters, “stand your ground laws,” apparently mean a license to kill.