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Promoting the Joker? The media and gun violence

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by Sarah Mensch In my series for engaging peace, I have explored the possibility that the media, particularly films, can provide models for gun violence that may lead to copycat crimes. For today’s post, I analyzed The Dark Knight, a … Continue reading

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Media and Gun Violence: Allies or Combatants?

by Sarah Mensch The Columbine High School Massacre in 1999 resulted in the deaths of twelve students, a teacher, and two shooters. Most recall that April day and feel sorrow, grief, fear. Such is not the case for the 74 … Continue reading

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Remember what they do

by Sarah Mensch Every day, 93 Americans are killed by gun violence. I am twenty-one years old. In my lifetime, more than 630,000 people have been killed by guns in the United States. That many victims, many of them children, could fill … Continue reading

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Had enough massacres yet?

First of all, perhaps we should stop harping on “gun control.” The hard-core right-wing NRA devotees will never stop fighting all kinds of control. That’s a dirty word to millions. It’s in their bible: “Don’t you dare try to control … Continue reading

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