Re "Mental health now focus of gun debate" (Page A1, Sept. 19): Enlightened Americans have been pleading for the media and government to take a real look at the underlying causes of mass murder in this country.
Many believe the chief cause is mental illness or a lack of access to mental heath care. Additional gun laws are not working. Be assured that mental health care will be expensive. But the alternative is more deaths at the hands of those who need the care most.
-- M.A. Figueroa, Sacramento