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Gun violence no surprise


I have just learned of a new book released with the title "Kill Anything That Moves."

I saw the author being interviewed on the Bill Moyer Show and I have an even better understanding of just how evil the people in power in this country have become.

No one should be surprise at the level of gun violence in this country. All the "stand your ground laws" have only added to the justification in many people's mind to shoot first and ask questions later. We have no one to blame but our politicians and those who control them for this situation.

Sadly, this country has a very long and sordid history of doing injustices to too many of its citizens and unfortunately too much injustice is still at play against our own citizens as well as those of foreign countries.

Hiding this from the American people is not the way to change things nor allowing those who participated in breaking laws whether national or international to walk free is right. What it does instead is to give cover to those who wish to continue to commit human rights violations.

I wish I could join Tina Turner in becoming a citizen of a more civilized country, but unfortunately I am 72 years old and don't have the finances to make such a move. I still have some hope, however small, that America will come to its senses.

George Whitaker, Bellevue

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