Greater tragedies than Colorado killings deserve attention

2012-07-31T00:00:00Z Greater tragedies than Colorado killings deserve attention nwitimes.com
July 31, 2012 12:00 am

Could the media please give us a break with endless grisly accounts of the Aurora killings? I understand it was a tragedy, and our sympathies lie with the 70 innocent victims. But we also need to appreciate that 86 Americans are killed by firearms every day, and nearly 4,000 are killed prematurely by chronic diseases linked with consumption of animal products and lack of exercise.

So, let's replace the vacuous hand-wringing over the Aurora tragedy with constructive personal steps to lessen the greater tragedies facing us every day.

- Dale Innis, Gary

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