Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Larger Problem or Gun Control?

Current Events


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VIOLENCE 

In his article “Behind the Connecticut Massacre” Jerry Kroth suggests that instead of focusing on mere particulars, such as the need for greater gun control or for more effective “policing of individuals with mental illnesses” in the wake of the recent slayings in Connecticut, the focus should be on the broader problem of violence in our society.  He provides examples and statistics that for him indicate America’s overwhelming lead in possessing a culture of violence unrivaled in any other country in the rest of the world and proposes solutions that aim at “cultivating a culture of peace.” That President Obama, at his recent  press conference, proposed far-reaching changes beyond mere gun control, Kroth sees as positive in taking steps toward achieving this culture of peace.