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Shooters: Word choice sanitizes horrific deeds

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News Tribune editorial page editor Matt Misterek explains the guidelines for submitting a Letter to the Editor to the newspaper.

Why do we call those who kill multiple people with firearms “shooters” instead of murderers or killers?

A shooter is someone who tries to hit bottles or cans with bullets. A killer or attempted murderer is someone who tries to kill people.

Calling them shooters makes the act sound less horrific. We should call them what they are.

John Selby, Edgewood

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