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Cultural changes are part of problem

January 6, 2013

By TONY PINGITORE After the tragedy in Connecticut, it was certain that there would be tons of voices clamoring for gun contro....

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Feb-16-13 12:58 PM

I sympathize with the author's concerns but don't agree with his rhetoric (questions). "God in schools" whatever that might mean, would not have prevented this tragedy. What needs to be considered is God's role in this or anything. It's the old question of "how can bad things happen to good people?" The answer is usually not to doubt God's plan for us. But, in light of the history of mankind, this is an extremely dubious answer. One that can only be confirmed by faith, certainly not facts. Perhaps the theory that "evil" in the world is God's way of testing us? Are there not more 'reasonable' means of testing our faith than the slaughter of children? Oh, they are portrayed as little angels. Does that help their parents? As to "local resident," there are countries that exceed our gun violence. This is not a statistical race: if we're 5th in gun related homicide, then the families of the dead are losers. Don't forget the stats about sui

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Jan-09-13 9:11 PM

Marcia, please define "much higher rate of gun violence". That is an incredibly vague statement, and entirely incorrect. As you'll see, the U.S. is fifth worldwide in total guni-related homicides per year, and 28th worldwide per 100,000 people. Not even close to the top, especially considering that the U.S. has the vast majority of small arms ownership compared to other countries.

www . guardian . co . uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list (remove the spaces)

Please try harder next time with more than simple assumptions based on media hysterics.

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