Lois Beckett covers guns in the United States for The Guardian, and recently cross-posted her work on The Trace, because some researchers at Harvard and Northeastern Universities gave these two gun-control-oriented news organizations early access to their findings from a study of gun ownership in the United States. 350 more words
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There is little doubt Barack Obama is the gun salesman of the decade–perhaps the century–thus far. Many think this due to his anti-liberty, anti-gun philosophies, and his cynical attempts to push gun control measures after school attacks like that in Newtown, CT, and of course, following virtually every terror attack. 977 more words
Two of the books we’re reading in my Sociology of Guns seminar this year are Abigail Kohn’s Shooters: Myths and Realities of America’s Gun Cultures… 639 more words
We toured the Alamo yesterday. As we walked the grounds, we happened across three volunteers who demonstrated the multiple steps of loading, tamping down, and firing the arms used by the defenders of the Mission against the overwhelming forces of Santa Anna. 68 more words
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Last week Friday, three men kicked in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb home around 4 a.m. The first burglar was met by a female homeowner who reached for her firearm.