The massacre in Las Vegas should remind us that we need do all we can to try to prevent future gun violence and that includes passing sensible national gun control legislation. While we cannot prevent all gun violence we can do what comparable nations have done and enact common sense gun laws.

You see, America has the most guns and if easy access to guns made us safer we would be the safest nation in the world in that regard instead of having the most gun deaths as compared to other developed nations. Canada, for example, has the same language, violent movies and video games and the same hunting culture yet it has about one-fifth the death by gun rate as compared to the United States.

Sensible gun laws make the difference. As Justice Antonin Scalia once said “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited ... it is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it is way too soon to be talking about gun control legislation. Actually such legislation is long overdue and federal legislation should be modeled after New York's SAFE Act.

Thomas Hanley