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Do we really need babysitters for Barettas?

Does the image of an armored truck, outfitted with 360-degree surveillance cameras and secured by body-camera-toting security guards, parked on the lot of a bar in downtown St. Louis, fill you with civic pride? If so, welcome to militarized St. Louis. This is the city that sported a tank in its Gay Pride parade. Now…

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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…