Letters to the editor - April 17, 2007

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Letters to the editor - April 17, 2007

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VT tragedy requires look at gun control

For too long this country has refused to take a realistic approach to gun control legislation, often pointing to the debatable phrasing of the Second Amendment. This negligence has led to the horrifying events that unfolded at Virginia Tech Monday, capping a disturbing trend that the American public has largely chosen to ignore.

Demonstrating this, an article covering the shootings in the London Times contained a "Timeline in U.S. School Shootings," something that would be impossible for an American paper commenting on a similar story in Europe to include. Although the timeline detailed only the last 10 years, it contained 15 massacres at the cost of 72 lives and many more injuries. Lawmakers have to date been content to be bullied by the gun lobby into an inculpable submission, but they remain blameless no longer. If Columbine and Enoch Brown weren't enough to catalyze change, then Virginia Tech must, for the sake of schoolchildren across the country.


Daniel Witt
wittdd@muohio.edu

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Original Source:<a href=http://media.www.miamistudent.net/media/storage/paper776/news/2007/04/17/Editorials/Letters.To.The.Editor-2845823.shtml> The Miami Students - April 17, 2007</a>

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2007-08-14

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Daniel Witt, "Letters to the editor - April 17, 2007," in The April 16 Archive, Item #1076, http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/1076 (accessed November 28, 2014).