God does not want us to live in an environment where mass shootings happen -- and happen far too often. I do not believe this is the way God intends for us to live. God's vision for earth is a reign of justice and peace. God's desire for humanity is to love and live in harmony.
Why aren't the number of non-gun suicides lower in high gun states? If the effect of guns on the suicide rate is just a matter of being a convenient means then gun suicide should replace non-gun suicide in many cases.
The best way to protect our kids from feeling rampant anxiety is to build secure attachments with them and take reasonable precautions to live safely. And then, as in everything, we have to choose hope.
The biggest problem in dealing with the issue of gun violence is that the two sides don't have the foggiest idea of what the other side is talking about. Want the latest example? It comes from the gun control side.
The successful recall of two Colorado state senators due to a campaign spearheaded by the National Rifle Association and other gun rights organizations sent a shockwave through Colorado that reverberated across the entire nation.
Jenny, a former elementary school science teacher who loves to tease out how things work, and Colette, a pragmatist who had a career in the financial information industry, are not radicals. They are not trying to ban guns. They are simply out to make every community safe for kids.
I'm hoping to wake up tomorrow in a new world. Yep, my fantasy world, where chocolate and ice cream are calorie-free, same goes for pasta, which in my make believe world will be extremely high in protein, just like coffee with half and half and brown sugar.
Our voter participation rates are already among the lowest in the world's democracies, but conservatives seem intent on lowering it further. But guns, why, owning them should be easier than ever.
Most of the original environmental conservationists were hunters -- including Theodore Roosevelt and Audubon Society founder, George Bird Grinnell. This alliance no longer exists due to the polarization of the gun control debate.
It's conventional wisdom: Kids get into trouble when they have nothing better to do. Now, research reveals that a summer youth employment program migh...
There was a recent lull in the acrimonious gun control debate until last week when three Oklahoma teenagers, two black and one white, gunned down a vi...
Caring is not a feeling it is an action. If we care about school safety, we need to move beyond hoping for it when we drop off our kids and towards acting upon it every day after we do.
Over the past month there has been an important national discussion concerning discriminatory remarks about people living with mental illness in the media.
We may never fully understand how it was that Antoinette Tuff persuaded an emotionally troubled young man to lay down his weapon. Yet the mainstream media is mostly mute about the palpable force in her life that, by her own reckoning, helped protect the lives of hundreds of school children.
They didn't stop that war and invent new religion just to end up watching "The Simpsons," reading "Doonesbury" and blogging on Facebook. Is that what the boomer generation is going to be remembered for? Just a single burst of youthful idealism, then a quick fade to the back?
It's hard to be an activist in America while you're trying to pay the bills, mow the lawn and save for the kids' tuition.