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To the Editor:

We as a people need to take a closer look at what is happening in our society when it comes to violence. As soon as tragedy strikes, especially concerning guns, we all jump to the conclusion that banning guns will stop the crime. It won’t. From that point of view, it would be like making the basketball responsible for Michael Jordan being a great player, or the bat for Mickey Mantle’s success.

We as humans don’t want to take responsibility for sometimes producing defective offspring. As a young man, my family had a thoroughbred breeding farm where we took great measures to breed the best with the best to only produce the finest-quality foals. Any farmer/breeder of most livestock will agree to this method.

As humans, we will never go through this process to have children, and we shouldn’t have to. But what we need to do is identify the children and young adults who display any abnormal behaviors, a signal that this individual may pose a threat to society. This may be pointed out by teachers and/or coaches. This is not to say that they should be labeled as outcasts, but they should be given special attention to properly help them in their time of need.

This may sound barbaric and crude, but we are animals and capable of horrible things. We need to stop asking lawmakers for more laws that don’t solve the problem and look at the cause of the problem instead.

Christ E. DiVito


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