Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- Pray, Yes. But Then Act.
"Thoughts and prayers" are not solutions for the 30,000 people who will be killed by a gun this year – we need sensible gun safety legislation NOW.
- Mental illness: an easy scapegoat for those who won't point fingers elsewhere
Research does not show a strong connection between violence and mental illness, but it’s often blamed for mass shootings anyway
- The tragic choice we make about guns
The common denominator in mass shootings isn’t politics, religion or mental health. It’s firearms.
- Op-Ed Columnist: On Guns, We’re Not Even Trying
Firearms take a life every 16 minutes in America, and we’re not even working on remedies.
- The chilling way the BBC began its coverage of the San Bernardino shooting
"Just another day in the United States in America—another day of gun fire, panic, and fear. This time in the city of San Bernardino, California, where a civic building was apparently under attack."