• Time for change is now
    December 26,2012
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    Time for change is now

    Courtney Mattison’s letter to the editor of Dec. 18 chastised the Herald for bringing up the issue of gun control too soon after the horror in Newtown, saying that the Herald “sought to capitalize for political gain” on the tragedy and that “this is a time for prayer, not politics.”

    Last week, a girl whose brother was killed at Sandy Hook wrote a letter to President Obama asking for gun control. Was that little girl capitalizing on her tragedy when she took political action?

    Since children are killed by handguns every day in this country, by Ms. Mattison’s logic it will never be the right time to discuss the problem or try to change things. We will forever be mourning the dead while doing nothing to protect the living.

    REBECCA MATTIS

    Rutland
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