Troubled people the real danger

Crime is lower in jurisdictions that have fewer restrictions on ownership of guns

Your Dec. 9 editorial makes a serious error in thinking that guns kill people.

They are inanimate objects, rusting away until – like the Canadian favourites of baseball bats and broken beer bottles or hundreds of other things including skilled strong hands – someone uses them.

The problem you are concerned about is troubled people, whose numbers seem to be increasing with more teaching of anti-human ideas by schools and activists.

Note that crime is lower in jurisdictions that have fewer restrictions on ownership of guns, because criminal wannabes know their victims are likely to fight back.

Why do you make such a fundamental error? Do you believe the Plato-Kant-Marx ideological lineage that denies the capability of the human mind and the life-fostering feedback from proper behaviour toward others and self?

Keith Sketchley

Saanich