Re "Background checks key in gun debate" (Page A1, Jan. 17): U.S. population, 315 million. Eligible voters, 208 million. National Rifle Association membership, 4 million. Has there ever been a better example of "the tail wagging the dog"?
Reasonable restrictions do not threaten gun owners. Lack of reasonable restrictions threaten the population at large.
-- William D. Bandes, Roseville