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December 15, 2012

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mark andrews

Dear Friends and Family

The pain caused by the massacre at Sandy Hook is indescribable. This is the most evil event I've witnessed in my lifetime. It makes me ashamed to be a member of the human
race....... In our pain we look for answers, reasons that this happened and ways to prevent it. My feeling is that the deeply disturbed mind of this confused young killer was catalyzed by unbridled media that makes available unspeakable violence 24/7, through motion pictures, Youtube, Facebook, TV, internet etc. I'm a believer in the brilliance that created the U.S. Constitution, but never in their worse nightmares could our founders have imagined the abuse of freedom of expression we experience in 2012. If we do not demand media censorship over violent content now, we never will.

Guns were available through our father and grandfather's lives, yet they never witnessed this level of horrific violence and unemotional carnage --even through the Great Depression when society felt equally as helpless--as they do now. Taking away a few thousand "assault rifles" is not going to fix this, especially since they're already millions in the hands of Americans who would rather use them than give them up. We must demand change at the core level now!! Please join me in writing your political leaders to express this view, and help me support this cause so that the lives of those young victims will not be wasted, but live forever in their betterment of us all.

Mark
Oregon

rita

Hi Mark,

Thank you for writing about your opinion that violent images aimed at children need to be regulated in an effort to stop the mindless killings that are occurring in America.

I've been writing about this for years. I agree that action needs to be taken. Cartoons are becoming more and more violent every year. The TV ads for programs such as "Grimm" are terribly frightening.

When the Aurora, Colo., killings occurred, I pointed out that at a very violent movie, a gunman massacred people. One person said he thought when the smoke bomb went off, it was part of the movie's special effects. Action that was taken? The movie didn't run for a day or two.

Yes, consumers do need to write their elected officials about violent images aimed at children. It also would be good to start a conversation about media violence in your community and form or join a group to work on it.

Thanks again for your concerns,
Rita

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