An assault-weapons ban is not the answer (Reader’s View: “Bring back ban on assault weapons,” Aug. 23). We have seen repeatedly law-enforcement failures. We saw numerous failures in Parkland, Fla. We saw in Dayton, Ohio, law-enforcement failure in pursuing felony charges for a hit and rape list. Each time we see that mass shooters are exempt from owning guns and the current laws not being enforced. We have the same goals: preventing deaths by firearm. We just have different ways of going about it. What good are laws if they are not enforced? What good are new laws if the current ones are not being upheld? In 2017, states only reported 2.3 million who had active warrants out of 7.3 million; 5 million fugitives from justice could have bought a gun. The states dropped the ball 5 million times. Background checks do not need expanding. They need strengthening with mandatory reporting. We do not need laws like red-flag laws that anyone can abuse, including by lying about another person. We do not need a law that strips a person’s right from them without them setting foot in a courtroom, based on hearsay. We need to change how health care works…. Read full this story
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