Tag Archives: gun violence

Public Health Approach To Gun Violence

On page A5 of Tuesday’s Cedar Rapids Gazette was the headline “75 shot in Chicago last weekend.” From 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday 12 people were killed and 63 wounded, mostly on the south and west sides of … Continue reading

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#Wearorange Weekend Starts June 1 – Find an Event Near You

My family and I lived in an area where shootings were a daily occurrence. But from an early age, the idea was that if we avoided certain areas at certain times, we’d be ok. We were wrong. While walking his … Continue reading

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Iowa Students Hold Walkout #NeverAgain

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Iowa’s Joni Ernst One Of Top Recipients Of NRA Support

*Update 02-16-18:  Doubling down on her pledge of allegiance to the NRA, Joni Ernst repeated this absurd talking point after the mass shooting with a military style automatic weapon this week in a Florida high school. “Mental health care, not … Continue reading

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What President Obama Did (Hint: The Second Amendment Is Safe)

Background checks, enforcement of current laws, improving gun safety technology, better mental health treatment and reporting. Read this and see if you still think President Obama is coming after your guns. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/04/fact-sheet-new-executive-actions-reduce-gun-violence Gun violence has taken a heartbreaking toll on … Continue reading

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Shootings Are Personal

Any useful discussion of guns in society is personal. Frequent shootings have been reported in nearby Cedar Rapids, often in the neighborhood where we lived when our daughter was born. We heard gunshots while we were there. Most times a … Continue reading

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It’s The Guns

There is a Facebook post currently being circulated that offers an illuminating analogy.  It is posted below. Also, I would like to pose the question, why is it only gun owners that seem to have NO IDEA that we have … Continue reading

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Father’s Day In America 2015

Father’s Day should be a time for families to enjoy spending time together. For some 30,000 families again this year, gun violence has removed a member or members of such a celebration. That is nearly 100 people that lose their … Continue reading

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Newtown: Two Years Later

Who can forget the stunning news two years ago tomorrow. A mass shooting in a grade school. A grade school for God’s sake. Twenty kids under 7 killed in cold blood. Perhaps the worst horror anyone could imagine. Civilians dying … Continue reading

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The Obstructed View: Gun Proliferation Is The Problem

A few people have such a religious-like fixation on guns as all powerful and inerrant instruments of do-and-undo violence that they would even press them into the hands of a blind person, blame places that for safety are to be … Continue reading

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