Responding to gun violence in the U.S.
What happened in Newton several days ago was a horrible and sickening tragedy. I pray for the families and their community. Given the recent mass shootings, one would get the impression that our nation has been experiencing a sharp rise in gun violence, or violence in general. Fortunately, that’s not true—violent crime has steadily decreased over the last 30 or so years—but it hasn’t stopped the increase in stricter rules, more pat-downs, and uneasy minds. […]