Rejection Starts Early; Are Parents Teaching Kids How to Handle It? (Video)

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Funny video makes us think about strengthening kids early to face life’s disappointments

The Male Shooter Epidemic

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James Lorello asks us to consider creating authentic relationships with young men to curb violence.

Why Has There Been No Legislative Action on Guns? Blame the Silent Majority.

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Stop blaming soft politicians and the NRA, and look in the mirror.

“Gun control advocates to only restrict political opponents guns?”

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Gun Culture Does

A Good Guy With a… What?

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Chris Hicke explains how the NRA’s talking point collapsed in a single afternoon.

The Best Reporting on Guns in America

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In the wake of the shooting as UCSB, ProPublica has laid out the most revealing reporting about guns in America.

“Is Masculinity the problem or Its Perception and Distortion by Society?”

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The Patterns In Mass Shootings and a Conversation About Men

The Patterns In Mass Shootings and a Conversation About Men

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A look at the patterns in the 70 mass shootings over the last 32 years and how they intersect with the social pressures of masculinity.

From My Cold, Dead Hand: Understanding the Gun Culture in America

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Austin Harrington attempts to understand America’s love of guns by entering the world of the gun enthusiast.

NEW POLL: Americans More Likely to Blame Mental Health Issues, Not Easy Access to Guns, for Mass Shootings

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80% cite the “failure of the mental health system to identify individuals who are a danger to others” as a great deal or a fair amount to blame for shootings, while 61% say the same for easy access to guns.

Carrying Guns on Pennsylvania Campuses May be OK

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Though many schools have umbrella policies to ban all weapons, some universities are allowing firearms to avoid possible lawsuits.

After Watertown, Can We Blame the Parents?

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JD Roberto asks: What can the fathers of children lost in other American tragedies—Oklahoma City, Columbine—teach us in their responses to grief?

Guns and Fatalism

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Eric Sentell shoots down the argument that “if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”

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

The Cognitive Dissonance of Game Violence

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A new generation of first-person shooter games causes players to reconsider violence and control.