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12/27/2012 7:30:00 AM
War is never a factor

To the editor:

Declaring war is never a factor when considering all the things that might contribute to the taking of life by the use of semi automatic weapons or any other firearms.

Congress can declare war and immediately ship a mass of barely post adolescent males and females to kill the enemy. It is a transition of those who were once thinking about family, jobs, spouses and their children's future into a life threatening environment of "kill or be killed" survival.

They witness treatment of humanity that shocks their morality. We teach them to efficiently use the tools of destruction to take life. We applaud their survival when they return home in appreciation of service which doesn't cover what we have done to their lives and to their mental destruction and total elimination of innocence.

Then there are those who come home as paraplegics, brain damaged or amputees or give the ultimate sacrifice for their country to return home in a flag-draped casket.

We then record its history so it can be viewed and read by generations.

Now we focus on gun control, video games and television violence to stop gun violence in this country.

Food for thought.

Craig Strid


Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: Joe Thompson

Brian Holmes, it's always the right wing extremists who call politicians 'messiah' or otherwise hold them up as a deity.

I think you have an ignorance problem, thinking along party lines like that.

However, I don't fully understand Craig's letter either.

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Article comment by: Brian Holmes

Can't say I understand Mr. Strid's letter. Is it nihilistic? Nothing matters--we're doomed? Actually, we're not even in the top 10 violent countries...our media are just lazy, liberal, and bullies for their messiah (not mine, mine is the Christian one, the one with the capital "M").

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