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“Guns. Media. Mental Illness. Lax Security. All these and more have been offered as explanations for the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday, December 14 that left 26 people, including 20 children, dead. And all of those things may have played a role. But none are the cause of the problem. And heated debate about them, while important, serves to obscure some other very important conversations about the root issue, which is that the U.S. is a violent, militaristic culture that, in virtually every institution, demonstrates violence as a means of solving problems.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Joplin Independent, Common Dreams, Huntington News, Los Angeles Informer, San Diego Informer, San Francisco Informer, Pressenza
Date: December 23,2012, January 9,2013

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