What Causes Gun Violence? Part #2
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My name is Shelly Johnson, and I am a writer and philosopher with a Ph.D. in philosophy. One of my primary personal and philosophical interests is how we can learn to love ourselves and each other better in order to cultivate personal and political resilience. I teach ethics and a variety of other courses at a local college. I am the author of the blog Love is Stronger. I am also the author of three logic and critical thinking books for high school and middle school: _Argument Builder_, _Discovery of Deduction_ (co-author), and _Everyday Debate_, published by Classical Academic Press. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. View all posts by shellypruittjohnson
4 thoughts on “What Causes Gun Violence? Part #2”
I would think that your president’s comments must make many with anti-racial prejudices feel justified in their beliefs – and the easy availability of guns makes it possible for the more extreme among them to take violent action. The idea that people can be carrying guns is alarming for a Brit!
Yes, I think you are right, Ann. I am so concerned about the President’s comments. And it is indeed alarming that so many people are carrying around guns.
I so appreciate your reasoned and reasonable analysis. We all need to become more skilled at taking time to examine information and not coming to mistaken conclusions. We maybe all need to slow our digestion of quick news stories and twitter feeds. I find it really disturbing that the majority seem to be tolerating, or at least not challenging, the racist slurs from very influential figures in both of our countries. Time for us to wake up.
Ali, thank you so much, and I am so glad you found it reasoned and reasonable. There is so much impulsive, prejudiced rhetoric being slung around right now. It really disturbs me, too.