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Tragedies of Our Own Making
El Observador (2007)
  • Gil J. Villagran
A recent count of American annual deaths caused by firearms, gangs, domestic violence, child abuse and drugs rate higher than all the victims of all wars fought since the Revolutionary War to the present, also a self-inflicted war of choice in Iraq. In other words, we are a nation killing ourselves by tragedies of our own making. 

What can you do to avert such tragedy in your family? Destroy (not sell) the firearms you have, seek counseling to resolve anger and violence in your family, cure your substance abuse addictions, and live a healthy life to the fullest with your family and friends, in a healthy community.
Publication Date
May 24, 2007
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Gil J. Villagran. "Tragedies of Our Own Making" El Observador (2007)
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