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Kids & Guns

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 20:28:40 -0500

I am still following the discussion on the tragedy in Colorado. I think it
is interesting how it has taken hold of us all. Because we work with
children and young ones I assume. And because we are caring artists and our
feelings are usually more at the surface.
I want to say to Bluestruth(Jill) that I think your pointing out the
difference in city schools and how gang members seem to protect the place
their siblings get their education, is actually quite right and makes sense
to me.
Something in the answer from John Bundy caught my eyes though.
<If we should get rid of guns maybe we should get rid of art! Because an<
<unarmed population is at the mercy of military or criminal elements<.
I cannot see this being the same; that is getting rid of guns meaning we
should also get rid of art. Art does not kill anyone. And also I do live in
a relatively unarmed population and we are not at all at the mercy of
military or criminal elements, as a matter of fact we have relatively few
murders compared to all the countries around us. Of course we don´t even
have an army!
Anyway I still want to point out my belief, I really think if you had
stricter gunlaws you would not have so much crime in the U.S.
You all know that people in your country have shot another person to death
when they were only asking information, and the person that did the
shooting happened to have a gun and with the fear people seem to have,
horrible things happen. Maybe it is this fear we have to work on.
I do believe Joy the art therapist is right we should let our students
express their feelings even if the images are not always what we would
choose to see. We can talk to them and hopefully guide them away from those
images(blood, sex or whatever we find unappropriate).
My deepest hope these days is that this sad tragedy can help us see ways to
prevent more such tragedies.
Peace from the far north, Rósa

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