Anti-gun protesters target Newtown-area Walmart

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I would urge the protesters in Connecticut to look past the gun to the person wielding the gun, his experiences, and the mental problems he may have had. Our community in California, still reeling from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, cannot possibly imagine the pain communities closer to the occurrence must be experiencing. Our distance in this matter, however, may give us more perspective and objectivity in the matter. It may be the easy thing to blame lack of gun legislation, but the strong thing for our government to do would be to acknowledge that the bulk of the fault lies in the lack of mental health awareness in our nation. Only when the root of the problem has been addressed can the rights of the American people be limited for our protection.

Jan 15, 2013 10:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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