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Wake up, Emerson, guns are the problem

Opinion: Letters To The Editor

September 3rd, 2019 12:08 PM

To Emerson Bolen, author of "Wake up, America! Guns aren't the problem" [Viewpoints, Aug. 28]:

I take offense at your statement that "… the majority of gun homicides are the type you see in the neighborhoods like Englewood, Lawndale, and Austin."

You imply that these homicides are simply to be expected and not worthy of outrage or preventive action.

Lives of victims in Englewood, Lawndale, and Austin matter just as much as lives of people in Oak Park, River Forest, or any other community. 

Arming citizens, legally or illegally, with AR-15s or handguns or any other type of gun or rifle IS the problem. Guns are too easily available. That's the sickness of our society.

Ellen Edwards

Oak Park

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