Playwright Michael Hammond, a former congressional staffer, watches a rehearsal of his play in Washington on July 11. (Kate Patterson/for The Washington Post)

The July 19 Style article “Did this man save the free world, or just bear witness to history?” reported that Michael Hammond, legislative counsel for Gun Owners of America, claimed that “he’s ‘probably’ the guy who, after the Newtown massacre, killed the bipartisan bill that would’ve required background checks on commercial sales of guns. He had ‘a very big role’ in designing opposition in the Senate.” That’s too bad. I would have preferred a guy who “probably” pushed through legislation so that not one more person since that massacre was ever shot in the United States. Let’s work toward that — keeping everyone safe and preventing any danger of anyone being shot ever again. We need gun control.

David Fallick, Silver Spring