There's no such thing as gun vi­o­lence

The Progress-Index Weekend - - OPINION -

Let's get some­thing straight once and for all to those who be­lieve oth­er­wise. There is no such thing as gun vi­o­lence, knife vi­o­lence, base­ball bat vi­o­lence, steel pipe vi­o­lence, etc. etc. Th­ese are inan­i­mate ob­jects that will not move or harm any­one un­til some­one lays hands on them to move them and harm some­one with them. The only dif­fer­ence here is fist vi­o­lence and foot vi­o­lence as th­ese are an­i­mate ob­jects and are al­ways un­der the con­trol of the peo­ple who pos­sess them. All of us.

Let's stop us­ing catch phrases to de­fine some­thing that does not ex­ist. The proper phrase to use is peo­ple vi­o­lence, which is killing and harm­ing peo­ple in Rich­mond and across the coun­try.

Please take note Mark Her­ring and other Demo­cratic lead­ers in Vir­ginia and across the coun­try.

Ed­win R. Hanser Hopewell, VA

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