To the Editor:
Thank you for the editorial of Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Senator Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban (1994-2004) did not stop the Columbine High School massacre (April 1999) and it would not have stopped the recent Sandy Hook massacre.
Connecticut has a ban modeled after the federal ban. The firearm used complied with the Connecticut ban.
The real issues that need to be addressed are the lack of mental health care for the shooter, the current ban on the ability of school personnel to properly protect their students and the glorification of violence in our media.
Killeen ISD has its own police force to help protect our students.
And after the Fort Hood shooting, the Fort Hood commander instituted armed security at various locations and events.
The Congress and the president need to work on solutions that might work, not ones that have been tried and failed.