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    Galen MuhammadJan 4, 2024 at 8:15 am

    The term “gun violence” is an oxymoron. It presumes that guns are floating around our cities and suburbs and randomly shooting at people.

    Guns are tools. They do not become weapons until they are used as such. Take your steak knives, as an example. You’re having dinner, cutting your steak when you have a home invasion. With steak knife in hand, you defend yourself. Suddenly, that steak knife becomes a weapon, whereas, before the home invasion, it was just cutting a steak. The same applies to firearms.

    The violence originates with us, as people. Every day, we are faced with potential conflicts with one another. How we choose to manage our emotions and actions could escalate or deescalate those situations. Sometimes, no matter what deescalation methods we take, the other person is in no mood or mindset to deescalate. At thst point, we are in a fight or flight situation. And we should be prepared for both!

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    S Ann JohnsonOct 26, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    Well written & concise for a complex societal issue in our modern day. One would hope our culture had evolved morally in the 21st Century. Instead, society has devolved in America, Baltimore especially. Where are our values?