Re: “Proposal treats symptoms, not causes” (letter, 2-14).
This letter has me scratching my head. It would seem that the writer’s solution to the problem of guns is to punish criminals after they have gotten a gun and committed a crime. Apparently the idea of preventing a criminal or mentally ill person from obtaining a gun is to be avoided at all costs.
Might I suggest another idea along that same line: Don’t allow the installation of fire hydrants until the house is on fire.
After years of working in McNeil Island, I am of the opinion that far …