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Cartoon about guns a outrage
Your editorial "cartoon" in the Aug. 23 edition is an outrage. The proliferation of firearms in our society is a cancer and you trivialize it with such pathetic "opinion" by demeaning a rational attempt by Seattle and Washington Ceasefire to curb it. Left unchecked, there will soon be more fatalities annually in the United States from firearms than from auto accidents.
According to the report "Homicide, Suicide and Unintentional Firearm Fatality: Comparing the United States With Other High-Income Countries," by Richardson and Hemenway, among 23 such countries, 80 percent of all firearm deaths, 86 percent of all women killed by guns, and 87 percent of all children killed by firearms were in the United States.And this is the kind of society you promote?
Unfortunately, since your paper is free and shows up in my driveway whether I want it or not, I can't un-subscribe.But if I could, I most certainly would.
William Osmer, Bellevue