It was with great dismay that I saw the diatribe of political correctness in your Feb. 21 issue. Out of 40 pages, about eight pages were devoted to gun control as a healthcare issue.
I noticed the latest "statistics" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were touted along with the "fact" that the number of firearm-related deaths almost equals that of automobile deaths.
Recent FBI findings show that violent-crime statistics are dropping. The Center for Media Research just released a study showing that the number of murders didn't increase last year over the previous year, yet the three major media networks gave more than three times the air time to these murders, making it appear that the murder rate had increased.
I would like to issue a challenge to those, including physicians, who want to do something about crime: Go back to school and become a police officer. That's what I did. I can tell you from experience that there's no law you can pass that will stop people who want to commit crimes. Laws only apply to those who already obey the law. Do you really believe that a law against the purchase or ownership of a gun would stop someone who is willing to commit murder?
If I am to follow the logic of the physicians in your article, even saving one life is worth ignoring the Second Amendment. If so, let's get rid of all cars that go faster than 70 miles per hour. Also, we need to increase the license fees of fast-food restaurants. After all, heart disease is the No. 1 killer, and fast food is a major source of fat.