Re "Giffords on gun control: 'Be bold' " (Page A1, Jan. 31): How can bureaucrats and elected officials face the public with a straight face and say we have to have background checks and other gun control measures?
The United States is the biggest arms dealer in the world. Who in Israel or Saudi Arabia is asked for background checks? Who is registering guns there?
We are a violent society. Why not curb the movies, games and television "how to" series instructing how to commit crime and mayhem? Why are prescription drugs totally missing from this discussion? This hype is really about American freedoms. As long as elected officials need gun protection, every American should have equal access, unless proven unworthy.
-- Judy Schuchmann, Loomis