Saturday, December 15, 2012

MASS VIOLENCE MUST BE STOPPED


The massacre of kindergarten children and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut is the latest, and most gruesome, example of what appears to be a growing trend.  It's the new domestic terrorism.  Murder without motive.  No ideology.  No purpose other than to take innocent lives.  This insanity must be stopped, but how?  Stricter gun laws?  A greater focus on identifying and treating mental illness?  Ending the glorification of violence in video games, movies and television? Armed guards in schools?  Metal detectors in malls and movie theaters?  

How do we, as a society, protect ourselves and our children from random violence?  It's time for us to begin a dialogue and search for answers.




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