WEATHER »

Numb to the Gun


The school shootings are a terror to our society, but maybe someone else might look in the mirror:

Gun control and better vetting is, of course, needed to make our schools and other facilities safe from sick people. But, although we love our show business folks and their positive stands on these matters, maybe they need to take a look into the mirror? How many films, TV shows, and computer games contain extreme violence and guns and other weapons? Movies and TV shows that have this sort of violence seem to do great business. Who is watching them? I am sure many are watched by the sickos who have harmed the schools , churches, night clubs, and more. On one hand we say the killing is terrible, then we support “entertainment” that features it, I believe, making people numb to it, as war does.

Where do we take a stand? The entertainment industry has received much applause for its turning in people that molest and abuse women. That is wonderful, but at the same time the industry is turning out violence en masse. Where is the “let’s walk the talk” in a sane world?

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Senior Fair Hosts the ‘Young at Heart’

The Senior Fair brought together more than 25 organizations to match needs with services.

City College Ranked #1 by Value Colleges

High graduation rate, community service, and online degree programs made SBCC a 'flawless investment.'

News Commentary: Ribbon Cutting Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Grand opening for new Eastside bridge conveys a tingle of progress.

Santa Barbara Rental Prices Have Skyrocketed Over the Last Five Years

The average rent for a South Coast studio is $1,553.

Trio Stops the Show at Board of Education

More than a dozen appeal to Santa Barbara Unified School District to maintain music classes and programs.