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Gun crazy: Senator Roy Blunt edition

We’ve all heard the tragic stories about parents who just look away for one distracted second while disaster strikes their helpless toddler. There’s the kid who got into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo, or the children in Texas who drowned while their mother was occupied with her cell phone. When I think about…

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Dispatch from the gun culture

You’ve no doubt heard the refrain that good guys with guns are necessary to protect us all from bad guys with guns. This statement almost always comes up to justify guns everywhere – schools, churches, in the hands of children and the blind. But did you ever wonder about what happens when the good guy…

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Reasonable and effective ways to reduce gun violence

It is obvious now that the majority of Americans, in fact the majority of gun owners, support better screening of those who shop for guns and ammunition. The majority of civilized countries manage to let citizens own firearms without the carnage we see here in the U.S. One major difference is the requirements that citizens…