Preventing Tragedy: A Columbine Alumna’s Theory on the Power of the Golden Rule

When we examine the lives of perpetrators of tragic events, we often see a recurring theme of exclusion. As gun and healthcare debates sweep the nation, these issues, while potentially helpful, do little to address the root issue. Christ presented the best solution when He said, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matt 7:12) I submit that true gun control and suicide prevention is achievable when we stop making an “other” any of our brothers and sisters.

Kathy Carlston, Michael J. Stevens