Letter to Editor: Questions to Ask on Gun Violence

Letter to Editor: Questions to Ask on Gun Violence

— To the Editor:

I read your article on Protesting Gun Violence (Connection, November 29-December 5, 2017) and came away confused by the protesters' message. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to hold the protests in urban centers since the vast majority of gun violence occurs there? How will protesting at the NRA stop gun violence, particularly the majority of gun violence that occurs with illegal firearms in cities? And do the protesters know that gun violence is at historic lows?

It sounds like their real issue is with the NRA and by extension their members, and not gun violence. The reporter should have asked the protesters some of the above basic questions to better flush out the issues for readers. The article would then have read less like sponsored content and more like a substantive news article.

Jeff Norris