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Americans have short memories on gun violence

To the editor: It is interesting that an article about a restaurant in Rifle, Colo., where waitresses carry guns, is featured on a page before an article on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. ("At Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo., servers carry pistols as they work," Jan. 28)

It is vitally important that we remember what happened to all the victims of the Holocaust, but we in the U.S. can't seem to remember the children and adults we have recently lost to guns. While the proponents of open carry feel protected by their right to bear arms, for the rest of us it is a more dangerous world when more and more people feel they must have a gun to feel safe and when the most popular film locally is "American Sniper."

We don't find it cute that the gun culture is glorified in The Times.

Elaine Mirsky, Santa Monica

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