Enough Second Amendment Cliches; Let's Focus on Predicting and Averting Gun Violence

The big gun circus has been and gone now, with all the attendant shouting and theatrics, and now normal life can resume. If there was any substantive discussion on how we can have a calmer, more measured attitude toward deadly weapons and the role they play in our culture, it flew far beneath the radar. The mega-hyped convocation of the National Rifle Association in Dallas provided a forum for hyperbolic rhetoric and exaggeration on all sides, which is about all that could be expected. As entertaining as this was, recent events elsewhere have offered up more substantive - and more disturbing - evidence of just how far behind we are in even addressing, much less curbing, gun violence.   Continue reading...

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