Regarding the the letter to editor from Aug. 15, “Stopping mass shootings will take more than laws” from Bill Stone, I agree with Mr. Stone’s statement that the mass shootings we’ve seen recently need to “stop now,” as well as his belief that new laws alone are unlikely to stop mass killings. Yet I question his “solution” of more “citizens with concealed carry permits.”

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives people the right to bear arms; it does not mandate that people carry them. For those of us who choose to neither own nor carry guns, what is the "solution" for us?

Barb Worthen