Americans have a right to feel safe from gun violence everywhere

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Americans have a right to feel safe from gun violence everywhere

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By: Letter to the editor |
Issue date: 4/26/07 Section: Commentary

In response to Elon Glucklich's article ("Controlling the threat," ODE, Apr. 23, 2007), I am also outraged by the increase in gun violence in America, especially the recent shooting at Virginia Tech. Unfortunately, incidents like this happen all too often in all parts of this nation.

All Americans have the right to be safe from gun violence in their homes, neighborhoods, schools, and places of work. And all children have the right to grow up in environments free from the threat of gun violence.

It is too easy for anyone - children, teens, and troubled adults - to access firearms in this country and the lethality of guns make death or severe injury more likely. This must stop!

Curtis Taylor

Eugene

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Original Source: Daily Emerald
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2008-02-19

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Curtis Taylor, "Americans have a right to feel safe from gun violence everywhere," in The April 16 Archive, Item #1720, http://april16archive.org/items/show/1720 (accessed April 24, 2014).