Making gun laws even more lax than they currently are, is by no means anywhere near close to the right answer to the plaguing weapons conundrum this country faces every day.
There's been so much said since the horrific shooting deaths in Aurora, CO, Friday. But our nation's leaders, in particular President Obama and the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, have been woefully silent on the one subject that counts: gun control.
There should be a big push across the U.S. to introduce curriculum in schools to help educate people about violence, the same way we have effective campaigns to educate people about safe sex and the dangers of smoking cigarettes.
Gun violence is contrary to the will of God, and thus we are called to do what we can to change the reality of our circumstances so that moviegoers and school children no longer have to be afraid of living in a violent world.
Parents may worry about how to have a conversation with their child about this tragic event. I recommend that you frame it in such a way that you're n...
I am sick of hearing the NRA and its supporters say, "Guns don't kill people, people do." Absolutely, but why in God's name do we have to make it that much easier for them to do so?
Dave Cullen urges us not to draw conclusions too quickly about James Holmes, accused of killing a dozen people and wounding more than fifty in a Colorado movie theater -- just 17 miles from Columbine. It seems like a good time to revisit Cullen's book about Columbine....
After 19 years these shadows still follow me. And I wasn't even there. But in an infinite number of imagined memories I was there. I process my own mortality all the time, constantly. My own death over and over. How does Bobby feel? How do the families of my former coworkers process this?
Yet even with the 24-hour coverage, we have more questions than answers, and speculation is rife. And the biggest question of all looms large: Who or what is to blame?
Homicidal maniac in a well-crafted movie: great entertainment. Homicidal maniac in an actual movie theater... Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowsk...
The root of the problem is our dedication to the fantasy of absolute safety and security. The sooner we recognize that as our national fantasy and stop arming ourselves to the teeth in pursuit of it, the safer we all will be.
Nearly half of all Americans -- 47 percent -- now own firearms. And the killer who gunned down moviegoers in Denver obtained all his weapons legally. Reasonable minds question if it's a good idea to introduce hundreds of millions of firearms into the general public.
Our Constitution's key assurance, the inalienable right of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and the right to carry a firearm cannot successfully co-exist. How would Thomas Jefferson have known about an AK47 with a 100-round magazine?
In the aftermath of last Friday morning's massacre at an Aurora Colorado cinema, everybody wants to know how we might prevent the occurrence of future mass killings in public places.
President Obama has said that he would rather be a good one-term president, than a mediocre two-term one. If he really means that then why doesn't he issue an executive order banning assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines?
These shootings would not have happened if the shooter did not have such easy access to firearms and ammunition. Religious people need to meditate on the connection between the more traditional "life issues" and the overdue need for stricter gun control.