A letter to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette addresses the fallacy that guns are only dangerous in the hands of “bad guys.” As Al Duerig of Greensburg reminds us, it “is so very rare that a good guy with a gun happens to be in a propitious place and time with the presence of mind to stop a bad guy. Much more commonly, well-intentioned or self-imagined ‘good guys’ shoot other ‘good guys.’ Incidents abound of good guys with guns becoming ‘bad guys’ during uncontrolled moments of anger when they have run out of words.”

Read the full letter here.

We only have to look to cases like that of Curtis Reeves, the retired police officer who shot a man in a movie theater after an argument about his texting, to see that we need common-sense laws to prevent such careless, anger-fueled shootings.