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Regan Wolfrom: 27 Acts for Newtown – Doing Good Rather Than Doing Nothing

In the wake of the terrible events in Newtown, Connecticut, there has been an outpouring of opinions and anger, but mostly grief. Obviously Winnipeg has been affected less than New England, but more than other places, with one family having lived in Winnipeg before moving to Newtown. But even if we had no connection aside . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: 27 Acts for Newtown – Doing Good Rather Than Doing Nothing

LeDaro: Adam Lanza:Tragic shooting in Connecticut

In the United States, while there is more violent crime in the city, there are more mass shootings – including school shootings – in the suburbs. Gun violence is a problem across the board in the United States, no one – rich or poor – is immune.

What happened in Connecticut is a tragedy . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Adam Lanza:Tragic shooting in Connecticut

The Scott Ross: A Tragedy Should Make Us Want To Be Better

The world suffered a tragedy when a gun man went and killed 20 students and 6 adults. The world was made worse when out of this horror people called others whackos and nuts for merely having a different opinion.

A tragedy should make us try to be better not worse.

. . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A Tragedy Should Make Us Want To Be Better

Song of the Watermelon: Mass Shootings by the Numbers

Over three-quarters of the firearms used to carry out mass shootings in the United States since 1982 were obtained legally. How on Earth can there not be a national discussion on gun control?

And to those gun advocates who say that tragedy ought not to be politicized, that we need to wait a respectful . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Mass Shootings by the Numbers

LeDaro: Adam Lanza: The Killer in Connecticut

Adam Lanza

Does this geeky kid look like a killer? He looks harmless. Looks can be deceiving. He was also a very bright student. 28 dead and 20 of them children and 8 adults including Adam Lanza. Simply incredible. I may write more on this subject matter later. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Adam Lanza: The Killer in Connecticut

The Scott Ross: Who Is Responsible For Connecticut?

You are.

We’re all responsible for Connecticut.

All the causes that led up to the tragedy yesterday were known before from other horrible events but we did nothing to prevent them.

Days of rational discussion have passed since a gun man shot up a theatre in Colorado, countless debates have occurred since US Representative Gabrielle . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Who Is Responsible For Connecticut?

Walking Turcot Yards: A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

by Max Fisher for The Atlantic (reposted from July 23, 2012)

I’ve heard it said that, if you take a walk around Waikiki, it’s only a matter of time until someone hands you a flyer of scantily clad women clutching handguns, overlaid with English and maybe Japanese text advertising one of the many local shooting . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

The Scott Ross: A Tragedy

Canada is one country out of 193 and most Canadians currently think we can do nothing about our economy; yet when one person out of seven billion uses a gun to kill we think we know the problem and how to solve it.

Either we as a society recognize our ability to shape and . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A Tragedy

Song of the Watermelon: On the Latest School Shooting: Symptoms, Disease, and Gun Control

With every problem, there are symptoms and there is the disease.

In the wake of yet another mass shooting in the United States today — this one leaving twenty-seven dead at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school — the disease, clearly, is the culture of violence that pervades the country, and I do not blame . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: On the Latest School Shooting: Symptoms, Disease, and Gun Control

Trashy's World: Spare a thought for the innocents

As a father, I cannot come close to imagining what those parents are going through right now. No, I’m not going to rant about gun control. That can wait. I just want to express my profound and utter despair about how fucked-up this world can be. And spare some thoughts and some tears for the . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Spare a thought for the innocents