Instead of "People, not politicians killed gun control," Doyle McManus should have titled his July 27 op-ed "people and politicians reduce crime in America." Not until the middle of his commentary does he admit that crime is down, and he attributes the lack of interest in gun control to this fact. But he does not say, or ignores the fact that, crime is down because of the increase in gun permits allowed by at least 35 states.
As a newspaper columnist, he could have discovered this by reading John Lott's book, "More Guns, Less Crime." He also could have compared the crime in states with carry laws with what has taken place in those that do not.
Julius G. Angelucci, Severna ParkCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun