Warning: Declaration of license_widget::widget($args) should be compatible with WP_Widget::widget($args, $instance) in /home/sighman/public_html/wp-content/plugins/license/license.php on line 237 Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /home/sighman/public_html/wp-content/themes/suffusion/functions/media.php on line 599 Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /home/sighman/public_html/wp-content/themes/suffusion/functions/media.php on line 604 Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /home/sighman/public_html/wp-content/themes/suffusion/functions/media.php on line 617 Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /home/sighman/public_html/wp-content/themes/suffusion/functions/media.php on line 622 Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /home/sighman/public_html/wp-content/themes/suffusion/functions/media.php on line 627 Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sighman/public_html/wp-content/plugins/license/license.php:237) in /home/sighman/public_html/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php on line 8 Stevenanne.net http://www.stevenanne.net Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:44:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.27 Newtown http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2012/12/19/newtown/ http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2012/12/19/newtown/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:44:36 +0000 http://www.stevenanne.net/?p=27 [...]]]> Newtown was a tragedy. A horrific act that should never happen in a civilized society. It is also clear that it will likely incite some kind of response to try an prevent it from happening again.

My *fear*is that people will try and prevent “another Newton” and fail to address the larger problems we face.

Here’s a statistic to consider: By as of today, 53 minors were killed in the city of Chicago this year, 49 of them by guns. That’s more than twice the number as were killed in Newtown. The youngest gunshot victim in Chicago this year was 6 years old. She was killed while playing on the porch of he house by a bullet intended for an unrelated gang member.

Where is the national response to those 49 deaths?

Newtown appears to be perpetrated by a mentally ill suburban youth using his parent’s legally owned gun. If we simply prevent “another Newton”, how much will that help stop another 50 kids from being killed in Chicago next year? How many of the people who shot children in Chicago own their guns legally? How much on an impact will regulating guns have on entrenched gangs that flaunt the law on principle?

I don’t know the answers. This problem is bigger than me. I just know that the problem of gun violence is unlikely to be solved by focusing on edge cases on not on your typical gun related death.

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Switching to WordPress http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2011/08/01/switching_to_wo/ http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2011/08/01/switching_to_wo/#respond Tue, 02 Aug 2011 02:04:06 +0000 http://www.stevenanne.net/?p=21 Sometime over the next couple months, I will be switching to blogging using WordPress.

Wish me luck.

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Gallery SZY is now open http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2005/05/24/gallery_szy_is_/ http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2005/05/24/gallery_szy_is_/#respond Tue, 24 May 2005 22:25:26 +0000 http://www.stevenanne.net/?p=7 Steve has started a new web site on which he plans to post the photographs he has taken over the years.

Gallery SZY

The first album available is a collection of pictures related to GCC, Steven’s Second real job. Other albums will follow.

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Anne has a blog of her own http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2005/04/29/anne_has_a_blog/ http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2005/04/29/anne_has_a_blog/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2005 22:23:43 +0000 http://www.stevenanne.net/?p=6 Anne now has her own blog:

Midlife Memoirs

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Greetings http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2005/03/29/greetings/ http://www.stevenanne.net/blog/2005/03/29/greetings/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2005 00:03:01 +0000 http://www.stevenanne.net/?p=5 Hi All. This is a news blogs for friend and family of Steve and Anne. Steve has a separate blog which may be of more general interest:
Sighs and Musings

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