Don’t blame guns, blame violent culture

Sure, guns are a big part of the problem, but what about the rest of the issue? In the past 20 years, Hollywood has doubled down on violence, yet I don’t see anyone going after the Quentin Tarantinos and Martin Scorseses of the world.

And what about all the violence in teen-directed video games? Just this Christmas season alone, there’s a new addition to the “Assassin’s Creed” and “Call of Duty” series of games.

Now, lets take a look at mental health. Just Tuesday while walking through the happy Christmas foot traffic at Union Square, I overheard a guy say, “Get outta my way or you’ll all be sorry!”

Theodore Carl Soderberg
San Francisco

Too dangerous for streets

We have banned transfats, nudity on public benches, plastic bags, sodas in schools and many other things around our nation.  

Are we waiting for more shootings before banning assault weapons?

Simone H. Joseph
San Francisco

 

Start gun control at top

Do we want gun control?

Then vote to eliminate any and all control of weapons.

By that, I mean remove metal detectors, the Secret Service, body guards, etc., from Congress, the White House, governor’s offices, state legislatures, city halls and our courts.

The minute people in Congress,  judges and the rest of these officials are stripped of their layers of protection — and are made vulnerable to the same gun threats that Connecticut schoolchildren, Colorado moviegoers and the rest of us face — you’ll be shocked how fast guns disappear and are no longer a threat.

Earl Weingarden
Evanston, IL

 

Dogging double standard

What is all the fuss over a dog? For heaven’s sake, if a human being had attacked a policeman and a police horse, the cops would have shot him dead right on the spot, with few or zero repercussions.

But because it was a dog, the whole world wants our city attorney to make sure this vicious dog is treated to cushions and caviar. What a world.

By the way, we don’t take our children out without diapers. And we don’t let them go around biting  people and horses. One less tooth-snapping, public-pooping critter is a welcome thing in this city.

If people want dogs in The City, please keep them diapered and muzzled.

Lani Mulholland
San Francisco

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