Violence Is Not Love

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Approximately one in every five female high school students (aged 13 to 19) reports having been physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. To put this in perspective, imagine a high school class with 20 female students: four of those students have probably been abused in a relationship. … Continue reading Violence Is Not Love

Children and Guns

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/guns-hurt-or-kill-10-000-children-us-each-year-2D11997891 The statistics presented in this article are frightening. It raises many questions, the most obvious being could stronger gun control laws have prevented these shootings. First let’s look at where the shootings took place. A New York Times report listed the following statistics showing that 49% of deaths of children by guns happened in their own homes. (Based on a detailed examination of 259 … Continue reading Children and Guns

Guns

                   Let’s talk about gun control. Since January 15th there have been shootings in a New Mexico middle school, a Fresno, California neighborhood, a charter high school in Philadelpia, PA, at Purdue University in Indiana, South Carolina University, and the Columbia Mall in Maryland.  The shooters ranged in age from 12 years old to 31 years old. The 12 year old had a … Continue reading Guns