Pearl, Paducah, Jonesboro, Edinboro, Springfield — and now Littleton. Eighteen months ago, these were nothing more than quiet towns in suburban America. Today, they conjure up images of death and sadness — troubled children in a troubled society. This list of towns grew in April when two boys with access to guns entered Columbine High School and started shooting.

"We [as a society] glorify guns and the use of guns and glamorize the use of violence as a way of solving problems," said Howard Spivak, M.D., FAAP, chair of the AAP Task Force on Violence in a "Good Morning America" interview following the Colorado shooting. "We do it on television and in the movies and in all of the role models we put up in front of young people. And then we seem to get surprised when they act it out and do it themselves."

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