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Two ways to regulate guns

There are two ways to solve the gun crisis in America that have yet to be discussed. First, there is one group above all others that is the source of most of gun violence in this country. According to the US National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health one group of Americans caused 85.3% of…

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The shameful background-check vote: Is this any way to run a civilized country?

I watched the comments by one of the grieving parents from Newtown and the President this afternoon in response to the shameful miscarriage of democracy in the U.S. Senate. Four Democratic senators voted to allow the Manchin-Toomey bill on background checks to be held hostage to a filibuster. Those four Democratic senators deserve our special…

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Shooting down the arguments against background checks for gun sales

What’s not to like about background checks for gun sales? They’re sensible, logical and the right thing to do. Public-opinion polls consistently show that a large majority of Americans—even NRA members—favor background checks. It’s mostly lobbyists for gun manufacturers and ammo makers—plus their bought-and-paid-for Congressional lackeys—who oppose them. The arguments against background checks just don’t…

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Surprise! “Stand-your-ground” laws written by ALEC and the NRA

In the recent case in Florida, an unarmed African-American boy, Trayvon Martin, was pursued and murdered by an Hispanic man, George Zimmerman, who claims that the boy was threatening him. The man is claiming the protection of the state’s “stand-your-ground” law. In a jaw dropping failure to do their duty, the police failed to question…

Illinois nixes concealed-carry. St. Louis hosts NRA.

The Illinois House defeated a measure to allow citizens to carry concealed firearms, shortly after Governor Quinn promised to veto the measure. Supporters managed to keep the bill technically alive through legislative maneuvering; however, there seems little chance that any concealed-carry bill will become law in Illinois anytime soon. Proponents of the Illinois bill argued…