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Guns should not be sold freely in the US

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 12:23 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

This youngster purchased two assault rifles then shot and killed 19 school students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, Texas. This is another awful blow, as easy and as simple as that. Did the person who sold those guns think twice, or was he only concerned about the money?

No teenager should be allowed to have access to guns. That’s absolutely ridiculous. From the first mass shooting in the United States by a teenager some years ago, there should have never been a second incident.

The US government vented its anger and disgust, and said that it would try not to let it happen again. Their words of assurance proved futile; because the deadly mass shootings continue.

The relevant authorities should have learned their lesson that it is very dangerous to sell guns to teenagers. Since the beginning of the year, 27 school shootings have taken place.

Do you remember Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 students and six teachers were shot dead, by Adam Lanza, in 2012?

Gun laws in the US seem to serve no purpose, and are not beneficial or in favour of saving people’s lives, because there have been too many mass shootings. The US government should be held accountable, for being powerless and passive to gun control.

They need to stop selling guns in the US, like how they are selling groceries at the supermarkets. Stop! Enough is enough! Stop gambling with people’s lives.

DONALD MCKOY

donaldmckoy77@gmail.com