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OPINION

LETTER: Thinking beyond emotional reports

Pennsylvania
Frankie Arroyo, from left, Tonisha LaFayette, Tabbitha Segui and Jose Ramos hold candles and a photographs of their friend Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, who they said passed away today from his wounds, while thousands attend a vigil for family and friends that have lost loved ones in Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 13, 2016. A gunman killed dozens of people in a massacre at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

An alligator snatches and drowns a child!

Another mass shooting in Florida!

These reports cause all sorts of emotions: fear, grief, sadness, sorrow, pain, even frustration and anger. The victims were in the prime of their life, mostly in their 30s or 40s.

But I can’t help thinking about the ongoing mass murders of young American citizens, with the blessing and approval of the U. S. Supreme Court, before they have even their first birthday!

FRED L. BATTLES

Chanceford Township