Teachers Are Educators, Not Mercenaries

March 16, 2018

By arming teachers, America will cause lasting damage in a society already rife with gun violence. It is not easy to write about gun violence and gun-related deaths in America. Even before the ink is dry, more shootings will bring more deaths somewhere in the country. As I wrote this article,...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Conversation” About Guns

February 27, 2018

Condoleezza Rice wants the US to have a conversation about gun culture. Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has emerged from her Stanford classroom to help solve the problem of school killings. Appalled by the idea of turning schools into armed camps — “I don't think that just...

The Deep Roots of Gun Violence in US Culture

October 15, 2015

With frequent mass shootings in America, what leads people like Chris Harper-Mercer to pick up a gun and murder others? Guns don’t kill. People with guns don’t kill (most of the time), even when there are a lot of them, as in the United States today. Cultures that worship guns do kill. And...