More guns = more death is simplistic logical fallacy… a false choice.
Correlations and causes are different beasts. .
The question is not how we eliminate guns, steering wheels, steak knives, drugs, ropes and explosives. This misdirection misses the point and confuses the issue. We can reduce suicides and homicides by addressing causes:
“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and their website also has an online chat feature. You can contact them anytime if you’re worried that you or someone you know may be in crisis.”
In America, militarized police have been given permission to murder at will, without accountability. And leaders at the helm export terror, munitions and unprovoked wars of aggression abroad. We must focus on root causes.
1. Hold police accountable.
2. Shut down unprovoked wars of aggression.
3. Restore civil rights and the rule of law
4. Establish universal, nonprofit health care for everyone.
5. Repair our dysfunctional schools.
6. Provide 4 years of free college at state schools.
7. Invest in peace, people and planet Earth.
8. No fear, compromise or surrender
10 Build a sustainable future.
“Some people are so afraid they cannot find the courage to debunk the junk and face facts. And increasing numbers don’t want to know truths which may be too terrible to bear.”
Reality is not all it’s cracked up to be and some say life’s an illusion. Over time we find small truths, big lies, radical science and brilliant ideas.
But so far war trumps peace, aggression spreads and myths abound. Too many live in personal fictions and find facts too great a burden to bear.
“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”