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Never Mind The Hatred: Ditch The Guns
Catholic feminist, journalist, former public interest lobbyist
Hate prompts someone to murder another. But guns give power to that hate, power and scope. Yes, people can and do kill with their bare hands, with knives and clubs, and rope. But it's more difficult, and the number of people you can kill without getting caught is significantly reduced.
America Can Reduce Mass Murder With These Gun Laws
Vijay K. Mathur
Professor of Economics, Emeritus at Cleveland State University
Fear-mongering statements, often made by NRA and other opponents of any firearms regulations, defy simple logic. We all have heard the claim that guns do not kill people, but people kill people. Precisely due to this reason, I propose nationwide universal firearms regulations and background checks.
Packing More Heat Will Result in More Killings
Professor Emeritus, Duke University
The National Rifle Association propaganda has it all wrong. Most violent acts are committed by people who are not crazy. And even when mental illness does play a role, we do not have the tools to identify which person will go berserk or prevent it from happening.
We've Had So Many Mass Shootings In The U.S., We've Had To Redefine The Term
Mass Murderers on Trial Are Sane
Robert David Jaffee
Author, journalist and mental health activist
While there are some mass murderers who are mentally ill, the vast majority are simply angry, frustrated, violent, young men. They have been with us since the beginning of time, and until we implement stronger nationwide gun-control laws they are likely to commit more atrocities in the future.
No More Newtowns
T. Berry Brazelton, MD
Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School
Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.
Mass Shooters Meet Consistent Profile, Psychologists Say
Mass Killings Still Increasing
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