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Rob Herbert, San Clemente
Our lawmakers need to address the all-too-common occurrence of violence in this country. I suggest we begin with a comprehensive PTSD care program, not just for veterans but for anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. I suggest this care should be of no cost to the person in need. Secondly, common-sense gun laws should be enacted. I feel this can be done while still respecting the Second Amendment if our lawmakers stop acceding to the demands of the NRA and if the public would stop the vitriol and begin thinking of what is best for our country and not just themselves individually. The secret, just like everything in life, is compromise. Someone in our federal government needs to develop the courage to lead the way. That person, if he or she can be found, will be revered as a national hero. It is our only hope.