Joe Klein's cover story does a good job of presenting information on mass shootings [Aug. 6]. But day-to-day gun violence is a bigger problem. Minor arguments between family members are routinely settled with guns. The U.S.'s youth homicide rate is significantly higher than that of other leading industrial countries. Sensible gun control could reduce the carnage.
Charles E. Wilson, WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.
Editor Richard Stengel's comment that "an AR-15 has little or no sporting purpose" is exactly the kind of inaccuracy that sends reasonable people running to the National Rifle Association. AR-15s and guns like them are used extensively...