Militias, Gun Control, and Oklahoma City

Regarding the article ''Militia Forum Draws Army of Curious,'' May 11: One important aspect raised by these militias is how we view them in relation to ourselves and to society. I don't believe their fears, fixation on guns, and revulsion of government are simply isolated symptoms of a single group. Rather, I see them partly as a product of the competitive, socially Darwinistic culture that we have created.

As long as genuine caring and respect for life are secondary values, militia-type mentality and violence are predictable.

Charles Bennett Santa Barbara, Calif.

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