Newly available data for 2013 reveals that states with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership have the highest overall gun death rates in the nation, according to a Violence Policy Center (VPC) analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 413 more words
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The Gun Ownership Primer series, much improved and updated over what I’ve done in the past, has grown, and completed, with 15 separate articles. The latest: … 59 more words
Summary: We take pride in our exceptionalism, the ways we’re unique among the developed nations. We tend to assume that these represent advantages, as if different means superior. 1,276 more words
Another day the World stood still, and recoiled in repulsion as detestable acts of extreme violence were perpetrated by extremists against innocents. The theatre of the latest Danse Macabre was the head office of the French weekly satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris. 761 more words
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Anyone who knows even a minimal amount about guns in American society will recognize that “something ain’t quite right” here. Now, having worked in Wyoming, I have no doubt that it is a gun friendly state (more on that later). 390 more words
Summary: Led by the 1%, we’re building a New America. Oddly and unlike our forebearers, it rests largely on an intellectual foundation of fantasy. Today we look at one pillar of nonsense that millions of Americans take seriously. 1,592 more words