LTE Draft-gcatt310

To the editor:

Re: “Kudos to Walmart on Guns” (Sept. 4)

As an 18 year old college student who has grew up in a public schooling system, I believe that guns should be regulated more strictly. Growing up during a time where mass shootings, especially in schools have become so common makes gun control a very important topic to me. Guns have become so easily accessible it has the nation walking on eggshells. Schools and churches are no longer safe places. Now Americans are faced with the fear of being in public settings or around large sums of people due to fear of mass shootings. Walmart selling ammunition that has been used in mass shootings is very unsettling. Ammunition magazines that can take several peoples lives within minutes should not be commonplace. Though, following the mass shooting that occurred in a Walmart they have since discontinued selling this type of ammunition. However, there is still more to be done in this war on domestic terrorists. Susan L. Hoeller claims that “Walmart-haters” will disagree that this step is not going far enough. I disagree, people that see that there is more to be done are not Walmart-haters, they are concerned Americans that want to live in a safe society. The government has a duty to step in a regulate the guns and ammunition in America. The government simply ignoring this epidemic is unethical and insensitive to the people who have tragically lost their lives or loved ones to mass shootings. This can not contiune down the path it is headed. Military grade firearms should not be intergraded into society. Action needs to be taken for the greater good of the American people.

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