You cannot imagine my shock and disgust to open the paper and see a picture of a child behind a machine gun! Even if it was innocuously labeled “Kids’ Boot Camp” at JBLM , The News Tribune’s choice to publish that particular photo (TNT, 7-20) was disturbing.
Haven’t we heard enough about the dangers of guns and children lately? The timing of course was unfortunate, although there was no way to anticipate the horrendous tragedy of the shooting in Colorado. While I support the right of people to own a gun, I also support the need for gun control laws.