We have a gun violence problem in our nation and need to take steps to eliminate the problem, but canceling the Gun Shows at the Civic Auditorium will be merely symbolic.

It will not stop a single person from legally buying a gun.

May I suggest that the city take the rental revenue from the gun shows, $54,000 last year, leverage it with local merchants and fund a citywide gun buy-back program with merchant gift cards.

This will immediately take guns off the streets of our community, making it safer, and stimulate sales with our local merchants. Neighboring communities have successfully held gun buy-back programs.

Lynn McGinnis
Glendale