Highland Park, as it happens, is a place that embraced the idea that the freedom from guns was worth fighting for.
Source: Highland Park: how guns are destroying public life.
A scholar of gun culture looks at the roots of Americans’ love affair with firearms – and their willingness to accept gun violence as a price of freedom.
Source: American gun culture is based on frontier mythology – but ignores how common gun restrictions were in the Old West
The United States remains a country of tenacious faith. The nature of that faith stretches from the digital pulpits of Silicon Valley, where cool technology occupies the seat of majesty, to the hot Bible Belt of spiritual endurance and suffering, where the good Lord holds sway in stern disapproval. In between, market fundamentalists take time to worship the invisible hand of business and capitalism.
Source: Weapons of Faith: The Arming of American Schools – CounterPunch.org
If there’s one lesson we should draw from the horror at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tx, it’s that we cannot rely just on school guards, calling 911, or tepid “solutions” by extremist politicians to safeguard our school children. Or to protect people in supermarkets, houses of worship, or any other public settings targeted for mass carnage.
Source: The Problem Is the Guns. The Guns. The Guns. The Guns. | Portside
We have the resources to deal with childhood injuries and deaths from the only product sold in America specifically designed to kill human beings—now the leading cause of death in children.
Source: Opinion | The GOP’s Newfound Concern for “The Children” Doesn’t Save Kids from Their #1 Killer: Guns | Thom Hartmann