Cynthia M. Allen: Yes, we must address guns. But that’s far from the only solution after Uvalde shooting

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

In the aftermath of a tragedy like the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, when emotions and egos are running high, few of us have much wisdom to offer. We have our anger, which even when justified is largely self-serving, and we have fingers to point, which we do without listening or considering where we might challenge our own priors instead of merely attacking others. We have absurd and impossible solutions — Ban all guns! Arm all teachers! — to a morally and legally complex problem. And yes, I’ll say it: Guns are part of the problem. Gun ownership may be an enshrined constitutional right…

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