Regarding the June 13 news article “Obama decries Orlando shooting as an ‘act of terror’ ” No, “we” are not to blame for the Orlando massacre. It was committed by an evil radicalized Muslim terrorist without a conscience. Obama’s refusal to properly identify this threat and take rational steps to address it is more to blame than anything the collective “we” could have done.
I am 72 and have owned guns most of my life. I have never shot anyone or even shot at anyone, and my guns have never taken it on their own to do so. This is the case with over 99 percent of the gun-owning population. More people are killed in vehicle crashes every year than by guns, but we place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the drivers and not on the inanimate objects in those cases.
Obama’s head in the sand approach to radical Islam has made our country much more vulnerable than it might be if he had not tied the hands of our law enforcement agencies when dealing with this real evil in our world. And we are a great country despite Obama’s obvious contempt for our system. We give more to poor countries than any other nation on earth.