Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) holds up a history of debates on constitutional amendments in 2014 at the state capitol in Richmond. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via Associated Press)

Regarding the Dec. 30 Metro article “Va. lawmaker declares war on porn”:

I would like to suggest Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) substitute gun violence for pornography. His proposed measure does not call for a ban on pornography, only broad recognition of “the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the . . . epidemic that is harming the people of the Commonwealth and the nation.”

Pornography does not kill 90 people a day and more than 32,000 in a year. Mr. Marshall has the right approach, but the wrong target. I hope his colleagues will realize this and point him in the right direction.

John Kevin Bergen, Alexandria

The writer is public health and safety coordinator for the Northern Virginia chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.