"Virginia Tech shootings: choosing a violent or a nonviolent response" by Richard L. Johnson (Word Count: 1279)
" … many articles are being written to suggest solutions to this kind of tragic violence in the future. It seems to me that they all boil down to two approaches: 1. arming greater numbers of citizens on a regular basis so that we can defend ourselves against would-be killers. 2. involving professionals and greater numbers of citizens in nonviolent approaches to reduce violence and to increase effective responses when violence does occur."
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Richard L. Johnson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of German and Peace Studies at Indiana University - Purdue University Ft. Wayne, is a nonviolent activist and researcher whose most recent edited book is Gandhi's Experiments with Truth: Essential Writings by and about Mahatma Gandhi .