Your story on the murders in Dunblane tore my heart apart. The thought that someone could walk into a school and randomly kill 16 innocent children and their teacher is horrifying. For those of us who have children that age in school, the thought is a nightmare.
PATRICIA A. STOKES, Groveland, Fla.
It makes me so angry that Congress is thinking of lifting the ban on assault weapons. Don't we ever learn? How many innocents have to die? I for one would gladly give up some of my freedom to know that my 5-year-old son could go to kindergarten without some maniac hunting him down.
MICHEL BOSTON, Escondido, Calif.
The murderer's father's words "How can I live with knowledge I have brought that monster into the world?" compelled me to wonder how much he contributed to the "monster's" development by abandoning his son at 18 months. I realize the hand that holds the gun is ultimately responsible. Still, to the degree that it contributed, the price of that neglect is incomprehensible.
SHER POWERS, Nashville
After reading countless articles about the mass murders in Dunblane, I found your account of the tragedy most troublesome. This "man" who murdered those children did not deserve to be named in your article, and he certainly should not have gotten multiple paragraphs devoted to his life and his disgusting way of living it.
PATRICIA GRACE WITTER, Colonia, N.J.
Bravo to Mr. Darden for searching for the truth. I hope he doesn't quit the law, because there are too few like him fighting for us. Like most people, I was aghast when the verdict in the Simpson case came down. I understand that Mr. Simpson has been studying the Bible. He may want to read the story of Cain and Abel again. Cain was not put in prison or executed. He was condemned to walk endlessly over the earth, shunned and despised.
Prince George, B.C.
A prosecutor makes one of the most monumental blunders in American legal history, loses the case, and not only doesn't get fired from his job but becomes the darling of the media and a millionaire. Only in America!
ALVIN S. MICHAELSON, LOS Angeles
Take a pair of gloves that fit you, drench them in blood, let them dry and sit around for a year. Then try them on over a pair of latex gloves with your fingers splayed out and see how well they fit. Chris Darden has nothing to apologize for. The one who should do penance is O.J.
Land O'Lakes, Fla.
ERIK AND LYLE MENENDEZ
I was interested to read of Erik Menendez's attorney Leslie Abramson denouncing Judge Stanley Weisberg, stating, "I'm surprised he doesn't just take out a gun and shoot them." Isn't that what those two greedy boys did to their parents?
JEAN B. HAIN, Camp Hill, Pa.
Just because Heather Whitestone wishes to date her boyfriend and not have sex with him, you report it as if she's an alien! Is it just possible that there are a few virgins left in the world and that they actually wish to honor their virginity? Is it also possible it is none of your business?
For the first time in weeks you have nothing to write about Di, so what do you do? You write about her brother.
JEAN YEAGER, Piscataway, N.J.