Re "Learning lessons from guns, a goose and two neighbors" (Viewpoints, Jan. 18): Most of syndicated columnist Nicholas Kristof's column uses the classic "I know something that happened once" approach to a national issue.
Certainly 30,000 gun deaths are 30,000 tragedies, but we're talking about less than one percent of one percent of the population of the United States. Or how about this? My grandfather was murdered by two young black men. Does that mean that I should hate and fear all young black men and urge the police to keep a close eye on every one of them, or should I accept the fact that these were two criminals who just happened to be young and black?
-- Andrew Rodriguez, Jackson