15 Years Later: How We Are All Columbine

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We are all Columbine because we believe in hope and the good of humanity.

Going Home to Newtown

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This post first ran on Dec. 20, 2012, one week after the tragedy of Newtown, as Sean Beaudoin returned to his hometown and grappled with what had happened.

Young Men Committing Violence: How Have We Failed Our Boys?

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How do we talk honestly about the issue of male-perpetrated violence without casting masculinity as the cause? Because we know that the vast, vast majority of men are good citizens who are adding to the goodness of the world.

What Are You Prepared to Do?

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In case of a violent attack, J. A. Drew Diaz says that it’s time to embrace the corollary to the Boy Scout motto: be prepared to fight back.

Before We Talk Gun Control, Let’s Talk Self Control

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School counselor Mark Vander Ley sees the issue of gun control as a broader societal issue of individuals taking responsibility for oneself

Kids and Toy Guns: Pretend Battles Rage On, Long Past Newtown

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With his kids, Carter Gaddis straddles a line between regulating imaginative gun play and banning it

What You May Not Know About Gun Violence and Suicide

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Did you know that murder is not the type of gun violence that kills the most Americans?

News of Another School Shooting Interrupts VP’s Press Conference on Gun Control

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In a moment that you can’t quite call ironic, CNN interrupts coverage of the VP’s gun control press conference with breaking news that another school shooting has occurred.

How Do We Talk to Boys About Violence?

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At this point I think there is a very dangerous silence. And that’s not their fault. It’s ours.

We Don’t Want to Play Anymore

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David Olimpio wanted to be a spy when he grew up. Now he’s glad he left violent games in boyhood, and worries about the men who did not.

Playing with Guns

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We teach kids that driving a car is a responsibility, but we still teach kids to drive. What do we teach them about the responsibility of gun ownership?

Flash Fiction: An American Tragedy

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“There’s some foundational myth that adversity makes you better or stronger or whatever. That’s a nice thought, but it’s wrong.”

The Anniversary of My Cancer

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Michael Triplett’s birthday marks not only one, but two significant moments in his life — his birth and his cancer diagnosis.

“I think the bigger issue here is not what young men watch for entertainments sake, but the way they are taught to resolve conflict and express pain.”

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This comment is by Dan on the post “Acts of Valor and Acts of Violence”.