I am not concerned with knives or guns; they are only some of the tools of violence. Other tools of violence include bullying, intimidation, the use of fists, bricks, bottles and bombs. I am concerned with growing violence in the United States.
The World Health Organization, Violence Prevention Alliance, defines violence as, “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.”
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