The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617   Message #3466144
Posted By: Stringsinger
14-Jan-13 - 06:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
There is a solution. Retrain the mindset for violence in the U.S. by not glorifying gun violence in movies, video games, T.V., and removing some of those military statues that are emblematic of America's "values".

Educate children to non-violent settling of disputes, bring home the soldiers and the
contractors from the Mid East, stop the drones, show alternative ways of dealing with disagreements on a political, national, and international level and do what Dennis Kucinich has suggested for years, let there be a Department of Peace in the White House cabinet.

Of course there are things that can be done. We must defeat the LaPierre's of the world through encouraging compassion, education and alternative methods to warfare.

Call out the gun lobbyists that bombard either Party.

The media must show more of the horror of these shootings.

Accept that gun violence is an American disease as was demonstrated by the Center For Disease Control in Atlanta.

Stop associating the gun with an extension of the penis. Gun ownership is not sexy.

Stop rationalizing on behalf of gun ownership. Accept the fact that gun owners are part of the problem by not supporting background checks, licensing, training, and and buying semi-automatics.