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Arming the Baton Rouge killer

In the midst of the afternoon press conference following the senseless, tragic killings in Baton Rouge, one of the police officials saw fit to say, "This is not about gun control." Of course not. Why would anyone even think that ("Too many guns," July 14)?

It is obviously some bizarre coincidence that our country has the most guns per capita in the world and at the same time leads the world in people getting shot. Who could have seen that coming? Pardon my cynicism. It is also true that it is not only about gun control. You need someone to pull the...