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Oregon Community College - Tragedy and Lament - 031

By Jeff Manildi & Allen O'Brien

On October 1, 2015 a shooter used six guns to murder nine people on the Oregon Community College campus. In light of the tragic event, our hosts pause to lament, reflect, process, and discuss the day itself, as well as the issues it has come to represent.   In Memoriam Lucero Alcaraz, 19 Treven Taylor Anspach, 20 Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18 Quinn Glen Cooper, 18 Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59 Lucas Eibel, 18 Jason Dale Johnson, 34 Lawrence Levine, 67 Sarena Dawn Moore, 44 RELEVANT LINKS Oregon Shooting at Umpqua College Kills 10, Sheriff Says (article)   Nearly the same amount of mass shootings as days in 2015 (article)   If You Look at This Chart of Top Ten Nations in the World for Mass Shootings - One Thing Jumps Out (article)   The United States has 4.4% of humans on the planet, but owns almost half of privately-held guns. (article)   Is Buying Call of Duty a Moral Choice? (youtube video about firearms in video games)   In 2013, 85% of the U.S. populace believed background checks should be required for privately purchasing guns (article)   Regulate Guns Like Cars (article)   Christians ‘serious about their faith’ should consider getting guns, Lt. Gov. says (article)   Allen’s 10 Point Plan to Curb Gun Violence (image)   Bernie Sanders reacts to Oregon campus shooting (video interview)   Ronald Reagan and the Commitment of the Mentally Ill: Capital, Interest Groups, and the Eclipse of Social Policy (journal article)   Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason Michel Foucalt (book)   John Oliver Rips GOP’s Oregon Shooting Reaction: ‘Worst Time To Talk About Mental Health’ (article and video)   Is This Working? (This American Life episode on the School-to-Prison pipeline)   Despite Obama order, CDC still unable to research gun violence (article) ADDITIONAL NOTES   Allen’s 10 Point Plan To Curb Gun Violence (mentioned throughout the episode) Mandatory psych evals for all school-age children (like we do with tests for scoliosis in PE classes). Ban all privately-owned guns that can easily kill entire crowds of people. No weapons for anyone with violent priors. Decrease the amount of weapons on the street: Make owning more than two firearms per person illegal. Tax businesses that manufacture and sell weapons as hard as those that sell cigarettes. Dramatically increase the buyback programs and rewards for surrendering privately held guns. Dump taxpayer money into the research of less-than-lethal weaponry, awarding contracts and prizes to private companies with best solutions. Reduce the number of on-screen deaths witnessed by children with laws that make the dramatization of homicide more taboo than sex acts. Federally mandated conflict resolution training for all public school students. Government funded campaign to make gun culture “uncool” like the campaigns against cigarettes in the 90’s (which were doing great until this whole vape crap). Allow the CDC to research gun violence. Ban the unlicensed sale of firearms and ammunition.   WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Thank you for supporting the podcast!  Your ratings, reviews and feedback are not only encouraging to us personally, but they help others find the show.  If you appreciate the content we provide please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.   Join our conversations on faith and culture by interacting with us through the following links:   Read Us on our blog An Irenicon Email Us at Follow Us on Twitter and Google+ Like Us on Facebook Listen to Us on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and TuneIn Speak to Us on our Feedback Page Love Us

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