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…More
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Congratulations to the UW for its creative research involving gamers to find a way to stop Ebola [“Gamers helping UW in Ebola research,” Local News, Aug. 25]. This is part of a long game that can help in the future fight against global epidemics. Another piece of the puzzle is being worked on by Gavi,…More
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…More