Wednesday, January 18 , 2017, 3:33 am | Fair 43º

 
 
 
 

Letter to the Editor: Columnist’s Opinion on Guns ‘Repugnant’

It’s a shame that Noozhawk allows Harris Sherline to have a platform on your website, given his reactionary opinions posted on the recent Newtown shootings. His statement, “Are guns the problem? I don’t think so,” ignores the obvious connection between high-capacity magazines, automatic weapons and the capacity for someone with a simple grudge to ruin the lives of so many people in such a short time.

One cannot forget the connection between America’s high rates of gun violence and our lax gun laws. As a physician, I find Sherline’s comments repugnant and the type of thought that leads to the current climate in the United States where mass shootings have become commonplace. I am seriously questioning my use of Noozhawk when I see opinions like his posted.

David Fisk M.D.
Santa Barbara

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