Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Must See Change

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We Must See Change

Article excerpt

In June, I wrote a letter about the profound sadness and the inexplicable loss from the shooting that took place in a church in Charleston, S.C., and asked what we needed to change so future shootings would not occur ("What Can Change?" June 23).

We are once again faced with profound sadness and inexplicable loss from a senseless shooting in Oregon. Every morning we watch the morning news or pick up the newspaper to learn of local victims of gun violence.

Every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle and friend needs to make certain that violent movies and adult-rated video games are not viewed or played by our children. These movies make the totally unacceptable appear normal, and explicit, violent games only rehearse the violence that some shooters use in real life. The violence and sexual content they are exposed to are not things a young mind can understand. …

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