Letter to the Editor: Addressing Gun Violence in America

The NRA and gun restriction advocates don’t agree on much, but they do agree that increasing funding for mental health programs in America would go a long way in reducing gun violence. Most of my gun-owning friends say that guns are a good investment; they rarely go down and often go up in value. I propose placing a state tax on gun sales to fund a mental health program increase, the amount to be determined by the legislature. There can be matching state funds so gun owners are not shouldering the cost alone.


Mark Nelson

Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

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