Violence in our society

Originally posted on Bell Book Candle:

I support taking assault weapons out of our culture period. That would include the hands of our military. If we must fight wars, let’s do it with less fire power and more thought.

That said, I think our pop culture, movies, TV and video games are way too violent. As someone who worked in the healthcare environment for more than twenty years, I have seen firsthand how fragile the human body is, and I know how limited our medicine is in restoring health after trauma. Our pop culture glorifies violence and ignores the real world trauma and damage that fists, bullets and car crashes do to the human body as well as the human mind. We are only now beginning to realize the damage that football does to those who suffer concussions.

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