How to prevent gun violence

Stop hooking children on illegal drugs

Four out of every five homicides in Washington DC are drug-related. Source of statistic: "Armed", Kleck and Kates, page 21, ISBN 1-57392-883-6

Ben Gelt founded the gun-control business called SAFE Students. Then Ben Gelt was arrested as part of "a network that has supplied marijuana, Ecstasy and opium to American and other capital-area universities." Source of quote: "Barnes-Gelt's son charged in D.C. drug raid", The Denver Post, 24 February 2002

Stop raping people and stop harboring child molestors

"Rape victims were 13 times more likely than non-crime victims to have attempted suicide (13% Vs 1%)." Source of quote: "The Mental Health Impact of Rape", Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina

55 out of every 100 suicides in the USA in 2001 used guns. Source of statistic:

Archbishop Rembert Weakland pushed for gun control as part of his work with the Interfaith Alliance. Source of information: "When Weakland Was Strong", Wall Street Journal, 14 June 2002, page W15

Weakland protected child-molesting priest Rev. William Effinger by quietly moving him to another parish. Then Weakland paid $450,000 to a young man who accused Weakland of sexual assault. Source of information: "Milwaukee Archbishop Denies Claim of Sexual Abuse", Associated Press, 23 May 2002

Stop shooting people

Children pay more attention to what adults do than to what they say.

Carl Rowan (senior) demanded gun-control in his newspaper columns. Then he used an illegal handgun to shoot at children skinny-dipping in his swimming pool. Source of information: "Columnist Carl Rowan dies at age 75", CNN, 23 September 2000

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