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Ad says rifles are a girl’s best friend

Where is Don Draper when we need him? Draper, of course, is the iconic 1960s advertising executive who stars in the hit TV series, Mad Men. He’s a chain-smoking, hard-drinking, womanizing city slicker of questionable morals who occasionally does something brilliant. Perhaps his most memorable advertising accomplishment occurred when his firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Price,…

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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…