Letter: After Dunblane: questions for the media and an answer to critic s of gun clubs

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After Dunblane: questions for the media and an answer to critics of gun clubs

Sir: Do we really need to have every minute detail of the Dunblane tragedy emblazoned across numerous pages of our newspapers? Others may be desensitised enough to cope with every gruesome detail. I struggle simply with the bare facts.

Every child I see I worry about. I have refused to watch TV programmes whose theme is murder, shooting and violence, for how can I watch these "entertainments" when families in Dunblane are living through the reality?

Are you reporting responsibly? Or are you indulging in a journalism which lowers itself to sensationalising violence in a society which already encourages people to fill their minds with these horrors?

Kathryn Wiggins

Reading, Berkshire

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