If we wish to truly decrease senseless, unjust violence, we can begin by learning more about the suffering that people endure everyday through individual acts of violence and structural violence, and by investigating how our life choices may increase or decrease that suffering.
How can any Democrat take money from the NRA or accept their endorsement? It's bad enough that the NRA has been in bed with Republicans for decades. Now Ted Nugent is leveraging his position as NRA board member/spokesperson to incite violence against them and their president.
Gabrielle Giffords smiled, Sargent Shriver was honored in a memorial service Saturday, and our nation is experiencing a wave of open-heartedness that offers such a refreshing change from the exhaustive finger-pointing of politics.
It's very hard to demonstrate that most gun-control laws have ever saved a life. It's a hard thing to accept, but the people who are inclined to do bad things with guns will always be able to get them.
Several of the people who knew Jared Loughner said that they knew that he was acting weird and felt the need to stay away from him. A community college ousted him. No one thought to organize a group of people to reach out to him.