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Re: Gun control begets more violence, Jan. 8 letters.
Because of Canada’s stricter gun controls, we have thousands of fewer deaths by guns than the U.S.
When the American Constitution was written, there did not exist assault rifles capable of shooting up to 100 rounds of ammo in minutes. The recent mass killings in the U.S. have been done with assault rifles.
There must be strict gun controls and more help for the mentally ill in society. They must be recognized earlier and not allowed gun access.
Many are fearful because of all the conspiracy theories circulated and so feel the need to be armed.
Homicide of a family member is 2.7 times more likely to occur in a home with a firearm.
So the idea that gun control begets more violence is totally false.
L. Pfortmueller, Surrey