APTOPIX Texas Mall Shooting

FILE — Gloria Garces kneels in front of crosses at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead.

To the editor — In herAug. 12th letter, "Gun control laws won't stop criminals," Suzi Williams says an AR-15 rifle "is a tool, like a hammer or knife."

How many mass hammer or knife murders have there been lately, as compared to guns?

BILL BELFORD

Yakima