The Free Press, Mankato, MN

December 17, 2012

Your View: Violence, not guns, is the problem

Anita Dittrich, Mankato

— Guns do not kill people, violent people with guns do. Why doesn’t the media, as well as parents/teachers/legislators/everybody, go after the causes of violence in people? — the “murder-germinating” creators of violent video games and pinball machines, violence-promoting movies, the violence-filled communications on social media, or the graphic instructions on Internet how to make bombs or murder instruments?

As long as we insist on our rights to do what we want, we have to accept the results — what happened in Connecticut on Friday, Dec. 14 and other past tragedies.