LETTERS: On Law Vegas killings

In response to Ruben Navarrette’s Thursday column in The Monitor, “Is it time to start profiling white males?” I present a portion of Ann Coulter’s Oct. 4 column on the very same topic, in which she wrote:

“While it’s great that liberals have finally found a mass murder that they don’t think can be defeated with a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ hashtag, they’re either lying or they don’t know what they’re talking about. Blacks and Hispanics are extremely well-represented as perpetrators of mass shootings, Muslims are over-represented, and surprisingly, even the usually law-abiding Asians more than hold their own.”

Perhaps Mr. Navarrette should “pick up a history book” and see what the white, Spanish males did to the Native Americans in the Southwest. Some call it genocide.

We don’t need to be talking about the shooter’s race, as Navarrette says. We should be talking about the shooter’s political ideology and his mental health.

It appears Mr. Navarrette is attempting to create division between the races and ethnic groups. He should be ashamed of himself.

Darrell Williams Sr., McAllen


I would like to take this opportunity to thank U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, both of Texas, and the entire Republican delegation to Congress for doing absolutely nothing to prevent any and all the mass shooting in the United States. To them, thousands of lives must not be as important as their NRA rating.

The main problem is that the shooters are mostly white, male and Christian. If the killers were African-American, Mexican or Muslim, I believe that gun laws would change overnight. Just about every possible term was used to describe the shooter, except terrorist. Is that because he was white?

A border wall would not, nor will not, stop the next mass shooting. Banning Muslims did not, nor will not, stop the next mass shooting.

Mass gun sales is the problem and not the solution. Look at what the safe countries are doing and follow suit. Australia had liberal gun laws until they had a mass shooting. In fact, the most recent government report on crime trends in Australia found homicide rates in Australia have declined over the last 25 years and is currently the lowest on record in 25 years.

Does America want more guns or more gun deaths? You can’t have both.

George Shiver, Mission


A killer is a killer no matter which way you look at it. Politics, ideology, race or color will not change people’s hearts. Terrorists, hate-mongers, killers and rapists are just pure evil. It’s plain and simple.

It is a sad day on Earth when life is lost due to the lack of respect for humanity. My prayers go out to the victims and families of this horrific crime.

Rafael Guzman, McAllen