Letter to the Editor

Guns vs. abortions

Bob Tripp of Reston asked, “Why this imbalance of coverage?” when The Post’s coverage of the March on Washington for Gun Control appeared below the fold on the Jan. 27 Metro section cover a day after the antiabortion rally topped the front page with a large color photo [“A tale of two marches,” Free for All, Feb. 2]. Perhaps it was because of the imbalance between the number of firearms-related deaths (about 30,000 a year) and abortions performed each year in the United States (more than 750,000). There are approximately 0.0001 deaths per firearm and 0.0127 abortions per child-bearing womb each year, so do we need gun control in this country, or womb control?

Patrick McGinn, California, Md.

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