In "Gun addiction" (Forum, June 26), Ron Molen makes a good observation that we don't let drug addicts make drug policy and we don't choose alcoholics for the liquor commission.
Given this common sense, why do we elect attorneys to make our laws? Seems that they will make laws that benefit their profession.
For example, it now takes four or five years for some cases to come to trial. And why are there umpteen automatic appeals on a death sentence that stretch the process out decades? Probably to make more work for the attorneys.