As we isolate ourselves from each other, we encourage a culture of fear. Does that feed America’s gun problem?
Matt Sweetwood won a landmark Supreme Court case regarding gun rights. He recently wrote a 6-point plan to curtail gun violence. Much to his frustration, he found that neither side on the issue wanted to listen. He tries again.
Classrooms are places of genuine human engagement, debate, thought and passion. Guns undermine the openness and vulnerability necessary for learning.
Instead of learning how to read and write, children are training to avoid getting shot in school.
Paul Blest recognizes that didn’t matter that Michael Brown was a more driven, responsible kid than he was at his age. The only thing that mattered to that officer, and society at large, was his skin color.
We need to talk about this alarming new children’s book.
Stop blaming soft politicians and the NRA, and look in the mirror.