Forum, May 23: On Gun Violence, Action Is the Antidote

Forum, May 23: On Gun Violence, Action Is the Antidote

Print Action Is the Antidote I cannot stop thinking about how far our beloved country has to go to get a handle on our No. 1 public health issue: gun violence. It took a long time to change attitudes about cigarettes, with lobbying groups as late as the 1990s providing misinformation about the link between cancer and cigarette smoking. The majority of Americans do want stricter gun regulation, but our laws do not reflect this. We have shamefully burdened the next generation, which has grown up experiencing mass shooting drills in its schools, with solving this crisis. Let’s take responsibility now, get our priorities straight and vote for candidates with common sense and courage in the New Hampshire primaries on Sept. 11 and in the general election on Nov. 6. September and November may seem far away, but it is not too early to mark our calendars. Action is an antidote to despair. Vivian Dolkart Javascript Tag: Grantham Cartoon Prompted Disgust I found the political cartoon “The Red Carpet Premier” about the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, which was published in the May17 Valley News , truly disgusting. The caption should have explained that the soldiers drawn are defending the borders of a free and democratic society for Jews and Arabs alike. The masses shown on the bottom voted for a government that is constitutionally committed to the genocide of the Israeli people. If the people of Gaza would reject the terrorist government of Hamas and recognize […]

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