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Topic: Gun Control
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How can we 'balance' the need for freedom and the need for safety?
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Find what is true or insightful about each perspective, and resolve these contradictions by reaching the level that created the conflict to begin with. (The goal is not to determine which side is right, or even to find a solution that satisfies the interests of each side.)
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"Gun control would reduce violence and save lives"
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Topic: Gun Control

Gun control would reduce violence and save lives

Guns are the leading cause of death by homicide and suicide. There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013. American children under age 15 are nine times more likely to die of a gun accident than children in other advanced wealthy countries.
Women are vulnerable to abuse from abusers and stalkers. A woman's risk of being murdered increases 500% if a gun is present during a domestic dispute.


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Addresses the root issue
Flawed, one-sided, or superficial
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Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
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How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
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▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
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on February 24, 2018
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1. Is there a decent balance or compromise we can make, taking into account the real, underlying needs (what is good and true) of each side? 2. How can we address the underlying situation that created the problem to begin with (not just by addressing current, external issues)?

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