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The city's problem isn't guns, it's gangs [Letter]

The city's problem isn't guns, it's gangs [Letter]

While I agree with letter writer Pat Ranney that Baltimore has a serious gun violence problem, she is incorrectly placing blame on an inanimate object. Guns don't pull the trigger, people do ("Baltimore's violence won't end until we stand up to the gun lobby," Aug. 14).

The problem in Baltimore City isn't guns, it's gangs. The overwhelming majority of shooting deaths in this city are drug- and gang-related.

Furthermore, these homicides are committed with illegally owned guns. Those who legally own guns are statistically among the most...