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Gun Simplicity

It should be patently obvious that the arguments involved in the discussion about the second amendment to the constitution, and about gun rights and gun control in the United States, have tended to greatly oversimplify reality. And the simplification goes … Continue reading

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Violent Intersections

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, early in the morning on July 5th, a black man selling CD’s in the parking lot of a convenience store is wrestled to the ground and shot by two police officers. In St. Paul, Minnesota, the … Continue reading

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Gun Talk Redux

It was a familiar story. On the morning of June 12th, 2016 an armed man entered the crowded Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida, and opened fire. Before he was himself killed by police, he managed to shoot more than … Continue reading

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New Gun President

In recent years, whenever there has been a mass shooting and the resulting national call for improved gun control laws, conservative politicians and pundits have responded with two primary policy proposals: (1) We need to improve our responses to mental … Continue reading

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Guns Rule!

The names, often repeated in the media, are easily remembered: Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, Tucson, the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Of course, there is also the chronic massive gun-related death toll … Continue reading

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