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October 30, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Marysville school shooting: Violent media are causing violence

I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s in small towns where hunting and shooting were common. Most families had one or more high-powered rifles, a shotgun, a pistol and often more. Most guns were not locked up. Kids could easily get their hands on plenty of firepower. But my classmates and I didn’t run amuck…

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Comments | More in Marysville-Pilchuck High School school shootings | Topics: Carl Wilson, gun control, gun violence

March 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Video-games and gun violence

Willful ignorance? Jared Nieuwenhuis’ defense of the video-game industry contained many useful reminders [“Don’t blame gun violence on the video-game industry,” Opinion, March 18]. Not all video games, for example, are violent. And games are now being explored as tools for supporting learning, problem-solving or civic engagement. The main problem is his statement that “There is no…

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Comments | Topics: background checks, gun control, video games