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>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
>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