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Oct
26

IMAGINE JOEL!

The offensive goal in football is to move the ball downfield and score a touchdown. The offensive goal in gun practice is to move gun actions forward towards the goal of gun safety, that no lives be lost to gun tragedy, but instead…

Oct
19

THE LONG SLOG

Creating and succeeding in moving gun violence prevention (GVP) forward demands patience and persistence. Indeed, it is usually a LONG SLOG. Resistance is vigorous with passionate personal and political head winds. Many gun owners feel defensive and believe that if you give an…

Sep
15

FREEDOM Maligned-FREEDOM Imagined

“For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) Slavery was adherence to the Jewish Law. Paul was saying to Gentiles that in following Christ you are not bound to…

Aug
20

LITURGY FOR GVP

Envision a liturgy for gun violence prevention (GVP). Liturgy means the people act. Liturgists and activists have written liturgies for peace, for racial reconciliation, for earth care and more. Liturgies were written to frame a human condition begging the embrace of grace followed…

Aug
2

PAUL AND BAD APPLES

The Apostle Paul, (or one of his disciples), writes in Ephesians 4:1-3: “I, therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing…

Jul
13

RESPONSE TO RESPONSE!

Remembering July 4th as our nation’s Independence Day, prompted me to write a GVP piece titled A NEW GUN INDEPENDENCE DAY. A reader was kind enough to thoughtfully respond. I am grateful for his honesty and courage to speak and pose questions. I…

Jul
4

A NEW GUN INDEPENDENCE DAY

The truth is, without guns the United States would not have become a nation. Great Britain was the dominant political and military force in the world. The British Empire was supreme and they were not about to allow this upstart skaggle of ragamuffins…

Jun
14

Summer-Post COVID Gun Safety

Summer is upon us and COVID is easing in negativity. We want to get out and enjoy life. Freely! Safely! Still gun violence remains a reality. As of mid-June, there have been 293 mass shootings, defined as four or more people killed or…

May
25

DON’T CARRY

Carrying a gun for safety is a false premise. If you carry, you plan to use it. The proof? HUFFPOST – 23 May, reports that over the past weekend there were at least 12 mass shootings (4 people killed or injured not including…

Apr
27

TOXIC TRIO: Reality to Revelation

Racism, white supremacy and guns are a toxic trio. Together, violence explodes. American culture is reeling from its toxicity. What is its REALITY? Where is REVELATION? REALITY: Racial animosity and disparity are too prevalent in Minnesota and America. According to Everytown, in the…

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