Heart control: We need to heal first, then society will change

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  • Noodlekaboodle Millcreek, UT
    Dec. 18, 2012 11:35 a.m.

    So thats why we addressed this after Columbine right? Or Virginia Tech? or Aurora? or locally Trolley Square? We have had many of these shootings, we always say wait, let's heal, but we never actually address the issues involved.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Dec. 18, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    This letter could be summed up in one sentence, "Lets kick the can down the road and."

    Which is exactly what has happened for years and years. We give ourselves, "time to heal" which is just another way of saying, "lets forget about it." So then the serious reforms never get done.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Dec. 18, 2012 8:55 a.m.


    "....We must heal our hearts first. Then society will change by itself."

    I wish it were that simple, Kathleen, but we've been down this road too many times to think that society will change on its own. We've had the proverbial 'wake up call' over and over. The cycle is one of shock, horror, grieving, anger, and then it happens again and the cycle repeats itself. I'm not suggesting that the fix is as simple as a new law but everything needs to be on the table including the worship of guns which is a national sickness we need to face head on.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Dec. 18, 2012 6:05 a.m.

    No, I really do blame the gun industry and the right wing that has fanned the flames of discontent that have led to record gun sales. Millions of new naive, inexperienced and unprepared gun owners have been created in the last few years spurred on by the lies of hate speech and those that scare the right wing into thinking they need to buy more guns.

    I'm on board with all the regulation Japan has applied to irresponsible American gun owners and industry.