I believe dominance structuring is an interesting tack here because our fundamental ideas and ideals of right and wrong make

I believe dominance structuring is an interesting tack here because our fundamental ideas and ideals of right and wrong make it seem natural for us to be against gun violence. Who would want to stand in the way of laws that save lives? Yet, as we know, the United States does not have enough laws in place to protect our citizens from gun violence, if we are looking at current events including the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs two weeks ago. Thus, our System 2 logic is forced into play when we try to mentally unpack why in the world are we would be lagging (or, I should say, leading) on the global stage in terms of gun violence when we are supposedly the pinnacle of democracy. If, as Facione and Gittens point out (p. 225), critical thinking goes beyond simply claiming a belief as one’s own, but involves the entire journey of “reflective judgement” which enables us to reach said belief, I, for one, am, going to require not only analytics and data but some decent explanation from lawmakers about why we can’t enact policies to save our own citizens. ResourcesAbdalla, S. M., Keyes, K. M.,