No Hoorays for Hollywood

I was disturbed to turn on the television this weekend and see trailers for two bid-budget-and extremely violent-films being released by Hollywood this month. The first was for “Righteous Kill,” which stars Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. The trailer certainly lives up to the film €™s name, glamorizing the use of handguns and assault weapons …

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Memorial Musings

During the past 40 years that I have been involved in the gun violence prevention movement, I have witnessed many things that have perplexed me. Not the least of these is the way our media treat some victims of gun violence. Imagine this scene: Your family is in a crowd of people hanging out with …

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The Long Hot Summer Ahead

It is still spring and yet the indications are already here that we will have a long and deadly summer. Youth homicides are already beginning to reach epidemic proportions in many cities across the country as the economy slumps further and temperatures turn upward. Mayors in places like Chicago and Washington, D.C. are calling for …

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