I can understand the emotional appeal that the Million Mom March has on all mothers wanting the best life for their children (May). But emotionalism doesn't cut it. Facts cut it. Far more lives are saved every year in this country by guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens than are lost through guns in the hands of criminals. Why aren't the mainline denominations addressing the root causes of shootings such as the one at Columbine? These tragedies come more from the breakdown of family values, lack of instruction on the sanctity of life and poor interfamily communication than the availability of guns.
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