Although the death toll continues to rise, getting Congress to make changes in gun control laws has been frustrating and futile.

Let's make a paradigm shift and focus on our local elections. Gun violence has been a tragedy for many local towns and cities. Until there are changes, our community could be next.

Demand that every local candidate state their position on gun control. If it isn't happening from the top down, let's make our politicians accountable at the local level and create pressure from the bottom up.

Karen Harman

Westport