After mall shooting, a time for healing, not divisiveness [Letter]

February 08, 2014

Barely a day after the shooting at the Columbia Mall, columnist Dan Rodricks used the tragedy to promote social separatism at a time when the community needed to be brought together ("Expecting the horrible is the American way," Jan. 25).

He took the opportunity to argue for sensible gun laws in an emotional, fear-mongering soliloquy that referred to Second Amendment rights activists as "gun worshipers" and implied that they are being unreasonable.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It represents an overt attempt to prey on the emotions of the moment to garner support for a position that would otherwise be hard to attack in the dispassionate light of reason.

Charles Wolfe

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