Re "What is proper response to gun massacres?" (Head to Head, Dec. 20): It is time to let emotions settle before making rash decisions that cannot be reasonably applied. If you are determined to eliminate assault weapons, then you must start at the beginning not the end.
Take a look at the assault weapon lookalikes on toy store shelves, aimed directly at our children. We compound this with the glorification of war through television and video games. It is time to take a hard look at every aspect of society, not just one type of weapon. For politicians, that is the easy way out.
-- Albert F. Kammerer, Sacramento