Thanks to Marcy Burstiner, for her recent article in the Journal about fear and shopping, kids and guns ("Thursday Night Special," Nov. 27).
I recently took my friends who are 3- and 6-year-old boys to the mall for ice cream and stopped in the "arcade," Tilt, and I was appalled. There were no pinball machines or video games, just games with hand guns and machine guns for them to hold and point and shoot at screens. We left immediately. They were stunned and I was shocked to see so many guns. They don't have any play guns at home.
Your article was honest and articulate, and spoke to the sadness in my heart that I feel for the mentality of our culture and the future for our children.
Keep up your good writing, good teaching.
Tina George Dawson