018: Guns, Mental Illness, and Mass Violence In America

I come to you today to present a reasonable, current, and unbiased examination of American culture as it relates to guns, violence, and mental health in response to the building social fallout from the violence in Newtown, CT, Aurora, CO, Brookfield, WI, etc. I am seeing too much of the ignorant single-minded partisanship that is tearing this country apart. People are digging into their ideas using misinformation, ignorant inflammatory rhetoric, and outdated concepts. I really only hope to use this space to prompt reasonable, constructive conversation about how this country can effectively move forward from these tragedies with purpose.

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