LETTER: Gun control won't work, could lead to other problems

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | 5:11 p.m. CST

Whenever I need a good example to prove my point on gun control, I just say "Myanmar" and assume everyone knows what I am referring to. For decades, the people of (formerly) Burma have been under a repressive, oppressive and violent regime that has no problem with the violent assassination of monks and those in the general population. People disappear. They are shot openly in the streets. The mutilated bodies of monks are thrown in the gutters and rivers as a method of intimidation.