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The Elusive Answer to School Shootings

The massacre of seventeen students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is just the latest in what seems like an accelerating manifestation of school shootings. Parents, students, citizens, activists and law makers are justifiably angry.

Demands to “do something” are loud and urgent, driven by a dread that the next shooting will be at my child’s school. Even some staunch defenders of the Second Amendment are shaken, agreeing that “it’s time for a national conversation about the Second Amendment, gun violence, gun safety, protecting our children and self-defense.”

There is a problem—and it’s getting

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School Shootings and Hope

The nation was rocked again by a recent school shooting in Florida. This incident makes it the eighth school shooting to result in injury or death in just the last seven weeks.

Every time these events happen, pundits on both sides of the political aisle speculate and pontificate on the probable causes, and what could have been done to prevent it. Liberals rail against the NRA and call loudly for stricter gun control. Conservatives point to everything from mind-altering medications, to violent video games and media, to broken homes, to simply culture run amok.

Unfortunately, we’ve been repeating this cycle …

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