The issue is in the news again, after the latest massacre of innocent people in the United States by an American citizen.

Some are pointing out that even if guns and bullets were not readily available, those seeking to commit massacres would find another way.

No doubt, that is true in some cases.

But I suspect that the easy access to guns is a factor, and that if they weren’t so easy to purchase, the numbers of attacks — and more important, the numbers of deaths — would fall dramatically.

It is too easy to spontaneously pick up a gun and start shooting. It is much more difficult to plot out an attack using nails and pressure cookers, and only the most determined terrorist would go that far, in my opinion.

What say you?

— Jillian