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Wake of shooting tragedy is not time to point blame

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TO THE EDITOR:

I attended the vigil for Virginia Tech Tuesday night, and it was extremely touching. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Monday's shooting.

It is times like this when we ask ourselves how someone could even be capable of carrying out such an event. However, the one thing that this is not a time for is playing the blame game. The day of the shooting, the media was already pointing fingers at whomever they possibly could.

I've overheard some blaming society. I've heard some blame the president of Virginia Tech. And I've heard some blame gun control laws.

There is a time and place for everything, and at this time, there is no place for politics or playing the blame game. It's a horrible disrespect to all those who died, who deserve our supporting thoughts and prayers, not our fingers in others' faces.



Chris Buchheit
Freshman
Undecided

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Original Source: <a href=http://media.www.dailytarheel.com/media/storage/paper885/news/2007/04/19/LettersToTheEditor/Wake-Of.Shooting.Tragedy.Is.Not.Time.To.Point.Blame-2851469.shtml>Daily Tar Heel - April 19, 2007</a>

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2007-07-27

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Chris Buchheit, "Wake of shooting tragedy is not time to point blame," in The April 16 Archive, Item #829, http://april16archive.org/items/show/829 (accessed October 1, 2014).