I fear that we have become either callous or numb—either is a tragic consequence of mass shootings, even those at schools, becoming commonplace.
Here, I invite you to read from a group of pieces I wrote after and about the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, one year ago, December 14, 2012:
“They’re All Our Children” (AlterNet)
- Alongside discussions of mental health and gun control, we must use the lessons of Sandy Hook to reframe the debate around education reform.
Misreading the Right to Bear Arms (AlterNet)
- Confronting gun ownership is an argument about violence — not about autonomy and freedom.