To the editor:
I am appalled by the bullying tactics of some of our legislators, who threaten to cut the Kansas University budget if Prof. Guth is not fired. Sen.Terry Bruce of Hutchinson does not go that far, but talks of the “culture of violence” that Guth allegedly “glorified” and accuses KU of sharing the same if it does not take “stronger sanctions” against him (Journal-World, Oct. 25). Guth has explained that he did not threaten anyone, but his original damning of the NRA — for opposing any regulations or restrictions on gun purchase — clearly touched a nerve in Kansas.
In fact, our country is living in a culture of violence, with almost weekly reports of shootings. Since, aside from gang murders, most of the victims are shot by mentally unbalanced individuals, this suggests that a gun purchaser, whether in a shop or online, should present a written statement by a doctor that he/she does not suffer from this ailment.