The heavy toll of gun violence

Yet another heartbreak! Another life lost, tragically, unnecessarily! While we ask if racial bias was a factor in the death of Philando Castile, let us also ask if our gun culture, our infatuation with weapons, is an additional factor. 

Are police more jumpy, reactive, quick-triggered, more likely to err on the side of violence, because of the prevalence of concealed weapons?  I suspect so.  We are paying a high price for wanting to be armed!

Jean Greenwood
Kingfield

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