Guns: public health issue

Posted Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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More than 1,600 people have been shot and killed in the U.S. since Newtown.

If 1,600 people had died in car crashes, or that many in airplane crashes, or if 1,600 people over two months died because of a virus, there'd be plenty of people screaming for someone in the government to do something right now.

So I don't understand why some people are so vehemently opposed to even discussing this gun problem. This is a public health issue and should be discussed as such right now.

-- Richard LaChance, Fort Worth

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