10 Months After Tragedy: Parkland

10 Months After Tragedy: Parkland

Almost 10 months ago at 2:21 pm, 19-year old Nikolas Cruz arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School armed with an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle and opened fire for six minutes. In those six minutes, 17 students and staff members were killed, 17 were injured, and the lives of thousands...

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Scapegoating Mentally Ill Won’t Fix Gun Violence

Scapegoating Mentally Ill Won’t Fix Gun Violence

Unfortunately, advocacy for the mentally ill is puny compared to the lobby for the right to own handheld devices that  shoot deadly metal pellets at high speed. Between the gun-lobby’s intransigence and the Obama Administration’s timidity, mental illness has become the low-hanging fruit in the nation’s dialogue on gun violence....

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Fear Men, Not the Mentally Ill

Fear Men, Not the Mentally Ill

It’s not hard to think of recent violence committed by people living in a different world than the rest of us. The Batman shooter. The Tuscon, Arizona shooter. The Unabomber. And so on. The media drags on about these stories, probably because they are so bizarre, powerful, and seemingly unpredictable....

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