Re "Feinstein's weapon pan cut from bill" (Page A4, March 20): I'm tired of people spouting worn-out slogans like "Some people shouldn't have guns", while at the same time refusing to come to grips with the necessity for stronger laws governing the commitment of dangerous, mentally deranged people.
I can remember my grandmother saying in the 1940s and '50s, "Some people just shouldn't have guns, movie content is too violent ", etc.
Not much has changed in the intervening time except that there are 10 times more guns and mentally ill people walking the streets. Guns are a part of correcting this tragedy; political will and personal responsibility are the invisible culprits.
When left and right vested interests get serious about changing mental health care and commitment standards, then I'll start listening more closely to their stricter gun control arguments.
-- Walter Andrews, Folsom