Addressing the gun violence issue in this country, a letter writer from Easton makes a simple but cogent point: easy access to firearms plays a major role in the proliferation of gun violence.

Read the letter at Lehigh Valley Live.

Since Newtown, there have been thirty school shootings. Countless others occur every day, committed by a person with access to a gun.

“It’s time to stop pretending that these murders are a surprise or unforeseen or out of the ordinary. As long as we allow the conditions to exist that make access to guns so easy, we bear some responsibility for these shootings,” writes Michael Kenney.