"In the US, knee-jerk positions for or against gun control have until now won out over careful consideration of the evidence. In memory of the children who died at Newtown, it is time to put these divisions aside and begin a sensible, meaningful discussion about how to solve a terrible and complex problem."
"The United Kingdom is the violent crime capital of Europe and has one of the highest rates of violence in the world, worse even than America,
according to the European Commission...
The total number of violent offenses recorded compared to population is higher than any other country in Europe, as well as America, Canada, Australia and South Africa."
"You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
- Rev William JH Boetcker, 1873-1962, renown orator, American spiritual leader, author of The Ten Cannots that emphasizes individual freedom and responsibility