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Let’s stop glorifying violence and horror

In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, I have a few thoughts on arms restrictions.

As a retired federal officer and former National Rifle Association member who withdrew my membership several years ago over NRA support of assault weapons, I recognize that changes have to take place in this country regarding automatic and assault weapons. The availability of assault weapons is unacceptable.

However, I believe an equally important change that must be made is in our tolerance of video games and horror movies that glorify the use of these weapons. Hollywood and video games have, for years, fed the country a steady diet of gore, torture and murder that must be stopped.

Dick Mauer

Angola