R. Bechard: Texting more of a problem than guns


I am heartbroken that 20 children and six adults were killed last month because of a sick young man. Nationwide, one in four adults suffer from mental disorders.

In her letter Dec. 28, Dolores Ginn wrote that she wished that gun collectors who like those assault weapons would move to another planet. And, on Jan. 1, Rolande Caron’s solution to reduce gun ownership was to tax every gun a person owned.

Both Ginn and Caron should look at the real problem in America — message texting, not guns. Texting is out of control. Lawmakers should enact a ban or a hefty fine for misuse. People are so stupid they text and walk right into another person; or drive and get into accidents that kill more people than ever.

A gun is a tool. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.

The real problem is a mental health issue; that and texting while driving.

Reggie Bechard, Lewiston