I'm here to tell you that talking to your kids about guns and violence is a lot harder than telling them where babies come from.
The recent shootings in America are tragic. But by focusing mainly on gun control and mental health, our national debate thus far has overlooked a key factor in questioning why our youngest generation is so violent. Children in America don't get lessons on restraint.
To quote Wayne LaPierre, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." You know who else thinks of the world this way, where the bad guys need to be beaten and the good guys save the day? My 4-year-old son.
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In the wake of the daily news stories about gun-weilding Bad Guys, in the wake of dozens of parents' Very Best Things being stolen away, in the wake of All the Cities We'd Never Heard of Before, show me.
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Both sides will trot out their heaviest weapons and we either will or will not get stricter gun control regulations. Whichever side wins, if this ends up being just about gun control, the public loses.
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Where the conversation goes from here is any body's guess, but for the sake of the nation, it is time for Congress to start putting our country before their own political party.
In a unanimous vote, Congress has passed The Criminal Clarity Act (CCA), a law requiring all U.S. citizens who plan on becoming mass murderers to identify themselves as such and to predict when they will kill people.
Throughout his career, preacher and scholar Dr. Luke A Powery, has attempted to strike the right chord with regards to the reality of death and the responsibility of those in the pulpit.
Arne Duncan said that the proposal on gun control had created one of his proudest moments while serving in this administration. Curbing school violence, he told us, is among his top priorities for the next four years. Somehow I think it's doubtful that these are the kinds of efforts he has in mind.
For me, this dance-gone-wrong on guns spans decades. It goes back to my eight years in Congress representing 50 western Connecticut towns, including Newtown.
Senator Feinstein's bill regulates all semi-automatic weapons in the hands of civilians; requires universal background checks (no exceptions); bans magazines with more than 10 rounds. But it stands a 10 percent chance of getting out of committee. Let's increase those odds.
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LaPierre does have a point. We do need to address the way our culture glorifies violence. But the priority must be to stop the bleeding.