In response to the letter by P.J. Bourgeois ("The solution of confiscating guns isn't the answer either," The Daily News, Oct. 22): I note that I didn’t distinguish between pistols, rifles and shotguns.
Our average number of deaths by guns is very high, exceeded only by traffic accidents and natural causes. Europeans have a much lower death rate from guns than we do, by a factor of about 1-to-3. Are European lives worth more than ours?
I invite Mr. Bourgeois to present his plan, if he has one, to lower the gun death rate to something approaching that of the Europeans'. Surely he would be in a better position than the Proletariat to do this. Non-Sequitur: The Kennedy accident is not related to gun control. Mr. Bourgeois will have the last word on this issue.
Stephen A. Hodgson