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Letter to the Editor

Ending the carnage

Marshall Rubin
Posted 6/17/22

Pennsylvania

To the editor:

Two individuals, one a columnist, the other a letter-writer offered similar suggestions for ending the carnage at our schools, and beyond. Sadly, none of those …

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Letter to the Editor

Ending the carnage

Posted

Pennsylvania

To the editor:

Two individuals, one a columnist, the other a letter-writer offered similar suggestions for ending the carnage at our schools, and beyond. Sadly, none of those proposals that appeared in the June 7 Opinion Pages would come close. Both contributors offered ideas that would, for security’s sake turn our schools into armed camps—not a very good way for educators to instill an appreciation for an open, democratic society. The letter-writer also tied the school shootings to legal abortions. Bizarre!

Want to end the carnage? The best way is to reestablish the government ban on the sale and possession of assault rifles. When the ban ended, mass killings, mostly by the use of such weapons increased dramatically. So far I’ve yet to hear of any sound reason why civilians should be allowed to obtain and use such killing machines.

Of late, the GOP has suggested that rather than taking such weapons off the streets, what’s needed is the availability of better health treatment facilities, yet the party has blocked every attempt by congress to enact such programs. Until officials, elected or otherwise, have the guts to turn away from the lobbyists that promote gun sales, like the NRA, the killings will go on. It’s time to elevate our concern for lives of our children rather than to that of the profits for the gun industry.

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  • lhfc1563

    Marshall if you ever learn to read and comprehend you would be useful.

    Re-rea and d without the liberal in you and you would see everything in a better light.

    As for adding in ******** that's simple, just read it and maybe you would understand about death and senseless death.

    Where were you for al the decades the NRA was teaching gun safety, correct gun use and such to our people, our military, our law enforcement our everyone?

    Oh right, around the corner.

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