I would like to add some comments to the op-ed piece on gun control in the Dec. 3 Jewish News (Monmouth, “The love of guns stymies common sense”).
As a species, humans are motivated much more by emotion than reason. The safest people have no guns. If you own a gun, you are 22 times more likely to attempt suicide than a non-gun owner. You are seven times more likely to shoot a family member in an argument or be shot by a family member than use a gun against a criminal. You are four times more likely to have a gun accident than to use a gun against a criminal. Yet these facts do not deter the gun enthusiasts. As Spock, the logical Vulcan, would say: “Fascinating.”
Michael I. Frischberg