Robert Price's Feb. 18 column on first responders ("We've counted the immediate victims, but a second wave of them is inevitable") is not gonna help put a end to gun violence in America. Gun violence is a part of American culture, with over 30,000 deaths every year. These numbers are facts that cannot be denied. We are at war with ourselves.

It is a cultural war where we have children dying in our streets and in our schools. We cannot protect our citizenry from this carnage, and especially our children. Since our so-called leaders refuse to pass sensible gun control laws, we as responsible citizens must have our day of reckoning and call for a national Turn in Your AR-15 Rifle Day. Let's see the millions turn out on this day of reckoning and put a end to America's violence!

William Guerrero, Bakersfield