It just needs to stop. What I am referring to is the ongoing pandemic — not of COVID-19 — but of gun violence.

Portland leaders believe in the delusion that gun violence is a problem of the people, not of city government. This beliefis not true and never will be. My parish recently was a victim of a hate crime. It did not involve guns, but can that be far behind?

Let’s keep the pressure on incompetent city leaders regarding gun violence in Portland.

Eric Brown

North Portland