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GUN CONTROL

October 10, 2006 1 min read
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Mei Flower offers a painfully honest reaction to the recent spat of shootings in schools:

Just so you know, I am TERRIFIED about the number of school shootings that have occurred in the last few weeks. Like, I don't even want to go to school, because someone might shoot me.

In her post, she decries a culture that she sees as growing increasingly accepting of the idea of students bringing weapons to schools, and she offers some stern child-raising tips. Among them: “No video games. Of any kind.”

I believe these things have desensitized kids to the point that they truly believe violence is a viable option as a problem-solving process. On a screen, death isn't a real thing; it's just pretend. And for whatever reason, they think that that is going to translate to real life too.

She also recommends that parents “have actual conversations” with their kids.

Just in time for in time for President Bush’s conference on school violence.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.

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