Letters | Gun-control measure defeated

Glaring gap in proposed measure

There is something I do not understand about the failed gun control legislation that was proposed in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.

The compromise legislation had a loophole specifically to exempt the passing of guns from one family member to another from the need for a check.

In the Newtown episode, Adam Lanza used weapons that were owned by his mother, a gun collector who had shared her enthusiasm for firearms with him.


Given the language of the compromise, I don’t see how any senator who voted against it could use the excuse that the legislation would not have prevented Newtown. It was very carefully written not to prevent another Newtown.

Steven Greenberg