Recent Letter to the Editor: Response to violence requires honest discussion

So here's a recent letter to the editor that I fired off in response to an editorial earlier this week (Our View:  School shooting defies understanding).  I have a lot more to say about the event than what's in these 300+ words, but I'm waiting to hear back if another site or publication will be taking it up.  In the meantime, to get a sense of where I am with all this, try this one:

"To the editor:  If the Newtown shooting “defies understanding,” then you haven’t been paying attention. The motivations may never be fully realized and yet the ways in which help could have been afforded to Lanza or the signs recognized are numerous. However, in a self-reliant “we must be free at all costs” society, it’s up to you to take care of you. That doesn’t work out so well in reality; it didn’t work out for Adam Lanza and it didn’t work out for the community of Newtown. It won’t work out for future episodes of this show."

For the rest of the letter, follow on through to the Salem News.

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