I was struck by not only the wisdom but also the timeliness of Rev. James E. Atwood's "9mm Golden Calves" (January 2013). Americans are still reeling from the horror of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings. We deplore this insane violence and at the same time seem helpless as a nation to come to any agreement on a solution to our gun problem. Isn't there some way that Christian people can work together to bring some sanity to the debate? We seem to be at a standstill ... and the killing goes on.