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Might TV Violence Lead Us to Violence?

We are shocked when violent acts occur in our schools and churches and rightfully so, but at the same time our children and even many adults watch violence on television as a matter of course every day. A surgeon’s general report concluded that 61%...

Have We Become Insensitive to Violence?

Sadly, it is true. The violence that was rare a few years ago is becoming more of a day to day activity in our chaotic society. The killings are all too common and since the motive for much of this violence is not always so clear, we seem powerless...

A Tragic Situation With No Easy Solution

No one likes to use the word “impossible” when referring to a situation today, especially a tragic situation involving a school shooting. But how do we prevent shootings at schools when they are done by underage students with no history of mental...

Misplaced Rage

For the sake of full disclosure, I have been a proud member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) for several years. I own three pistols, and I have a concealed carry permit. The horrific massacre in a Florida school has resulted in a vicious...

The Root of Violence

On June 14 a man opened fire with a rifle at a group of Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a baseball game with their Democratic counterparts, severely injuring Congressman Steve Scalise and also injuring four others. The shooter, who died...

Who is Responsible for Violence in America?

The cover of The Week presented a caricature of Donald Trump with his face twisted in an angry snarl and his fist held out as if poised to smash someone’s face. The caption read “The Threat of Violence: Trump’s warning to protesters and Republicans...

Absolute Insanity

A Michigan woman has been convicted of murdering her two week old baby. Prosecutors say Chaliette Stalling slammed her baby’s head with force in four locations. An autopsy ruled the death homicide by blunt-force trauma to the head. By law, this...

Why The Beatings Go On

The Ray Rice punch-out of his bride-to-be has caused a storm of outrage, shock, and, of course, general condemnation. Some in the media want NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to be fired for not taking the attack seriously (at first giving Rice a mere...