Ammo tax can fund mental health

To the editor,

Short of a total confiscation of firearms, mass shootings will continue to occur in spite of all of the hand wringing progressives calling for more gun laws. The common thread of the majority of shootings is the fact that the shooter has had mental health issues.

Proceeds from an ammunition tax at the state and/or federal level can be used to fund metal health clinics and counselors. Too, the VA has to have provisions that allow veterans to use local mental health facilities that will be paid for by the VA.

If progressives are as compassionate as they claim, they should want to get behind a move to strengthen our metal health facilities instead of calling for more worthless gun laws.

– Dennis Pierce, Durango