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In the hysteria of these senseless killings there is a call for gun control. Read the editorial and opinion page Dec. 17 Minneapolis paper and you will see that people say we have bigger problems than gun control.

The social fabric of this country is deteriorating. Parents spend far less time with their children today than ever.

Kids spend far more time playing violent video games and watching violent TV shows than studying. And the list goes on.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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