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Letter: Where's 'die-in' for Newtown kids?

A makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims

A makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre stands outside a home in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 14, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

The passion shown by many Americans protesting the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case will surely effect change ["Rallies today in NY, DC," News, Dec. 13]. This same kind of passion is also needed to pass gun laws to stop the needless killing by firearms of nearly 12,000 Americans each year.

People understandably upset about Garner's death are staging "die-ins" all over the country. Two years ago, 20 children were shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut, in a crime so heinous that it is still hard to fathom, yet, unbelievably, there were no die-ins. There are no die-ins for the 32 people who die every day in the United States because of firearms.

The media and our representatives in government must focus on the many lives lost daily because of the staggering number of guns in America.

Diane Coddington, Port Washington

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