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Breakdown of family, social media to blame Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Again, in the wake of the terrible Florida school shooting, Mary Uhler talks about “common sense gun control.” I hear this phrase a lot, whether it’s TV, online, or print, but never hear any answers other than taking away Second Amendment rights.

Let’s take this a step further and start talking about controlling First Amendment rights; there is a lot of anger and hate on the Internet and social media these days, and our young people are exposed to it 24/7. How about the latest video games, that turn human lives into points for the participants?

We also hear a lot about background checks as well; did you know that mental health records aren’t admissible information whenever a firearm is purchased? Remember after 9-11 we were urged not to condemn a whole people based on the work of a few.

There is no gun law, past or present, that would have stopped any of the horror we have witnessed lately. It might feel good to try and pass a bunch of legislation, but the breakdown of the American family is the root of most of these issues.

Let’s march against the trash that our kids are exposed to every day on their smart phones, movies, and tablets, and maybe good old family values will win the day.

Larry Wipperfurth, Roxbury