Our collective heart aches again with multiple deaths and injuries in Colorado. Our desires of hope and comfort reach out to the wounded and bereaved.
|Columbine Shooter, 1999|
The Aurora, Colorado shooting again pushes into our collective face that we have an extreme proneness to gun violence in America Culture. There rightly should be great concern regarding the obsession in America with guns, not hunting guns but repeating high powered semi-automatic weapons that have nothing to do with hunting or reasonable home self defense. We should be shamed that we have been unwilling to face this dangerous mindset. The political power of the NRA has been the strongest force of preventing such reasonable common sense gun control. As this link shows other developed countries simply do not have this problem of violent murders with weapons.