Jun 192017

Gun violence continues to plague us.

No, I’m not thinking of the recent shooting of congressional representatives in Virginia. I’m not thinking about terrorist attacks. I’m not thinking of police brutality.

Rather, I’m thinking of the shootings on our streets, which typically do not make national news but nevertheless shatter lives and break hearts.

Three of hearts: public domain image

Most everyone wants the violence to stop. Bullets fly, people die, mothers cry, we demand change — and yet the violence continues year after year.

Current methods aren’t effective. Clearly, we need to try something different.

Here are some concrete changes we could make in order to reduce violent crime in our society. Continue reading »