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Reacting to gun violence

A deranged person goes to a public place and starts shooting … killing and wounding many. It happens only occasionally in the U-S-A … though it sometimes seems to happen almost daily. Modern media magnifies the story with repetition, causing the story to take on more significance than such a story might deserve.
We media people tell you the story … sometimes over tell you … and you naturally respond. Many call for something to be done about gun violence. Politicians start talking and alarmed Americans begin buying guns and ammo in record numbers. They’re afraid “the government” will take away their guns or restrict their gun ownership.
It will never happen, but fear … especially irrational fear … is a terrific motivator.
Some states have passed tougher gun restriction laws since the latest mass shooting, other states have moved to protect gun ownership.
Last week the Sedgwick County Commission passed a resolution supporting the Second Amendment right to own guns.
In my opinion, totally unnecessary. I guess my fear is not as great as some folks’.
Our thought for today is from Amy Tan:
“You see what power is – holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.”
That's The Report … I'm Steve McIntosh … Newsradio 1330 KNSS.

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04/19/2013 4:05AM
Reacting to gun violence
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