More gun laws won't end tragedies
David de Wolf claims that he would prevent unnecessary firearm deaths by having better background checks and stricter criteria for gun ownership ("America needs to be strict on gun control," June 16 letter).
He uses the Holocaust Museum tragedy to illustrate his point. However, let's look at the facts.
James von Brunn served 6½ years in prison and would not have passed the current background check and criteria for gun ownership. As a federal felon, he was not allowed to own or even possess a firearm under all current laws -- local, state and federal.
Washington, D.C., has some of the strictest criteria for gun ownership in the nation.
The Holocaust Museum is a weapon-free zone -- with guards, metal detectors and bag searches.
What more does de Wolf envision?
How does de Wolf think that taking guns away from victims makes either fewer or safer victims?