Letter writer  blaming wrongly

To the editor:

It is unfortunate that Rick Sirvint, in his eagerness to get “at the root of gun violence” (letter April 4) turns to racial profiling to explain the causes of this national tragedy. Using statistics about one group of Americans, he seems to be blaming the victims themselves.

If Mr. Sirvint were truly serious and concerned about gun violence in this country, he would, for example, be asking for background checks on purchasers of guns, just as about 90 percent of Americans have said they wanted.

Instead he seems to be playing a “blame game,” just as disingenuous as the Senate, which has refused to come up with the votes for such information.

Helen Altman


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