Letter: US too tolerant of gun deaths

Ten thousand deaths a year from gun violence, 27 deaths per day, and even at that an under-accounting, according to the NYTimes Gun Blog; a Vietnam War every 6 years.

Our politicians, at the urging of the NRA and the concurrence of the Supreme Court, have decided that this is an acceptable cost to maintain your 

Second Amendment rights. Do you agree? I don’t.

Change will come; the timing I’m not sure of. One would have thought the shootings of schoolchildren in Connecticut would have provided the impetus, but at some point we will reach a tipping point beyond which we will no longer rationalize these unacceptable tragedies. What other modern nation tolerates such foolishness?

— Richard Zimmer