Dealing with our tragedies
Aug 12, 2012 | 660 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Dear Editor:

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

Eighty-six 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.

(www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_04.pdf).

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.

Sincerely,
Hugh Reilly
Hoboken

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