Tag Archives: gun violence

American can-do vanishes when the NRA check arrives

By Robert Mann The instinct is common; the pattern is clear: When people die in accidents or from defective or faulty products, Americans are quick to assess the problem and work to prevent it from happening again. For instance: Whenever … Continue reading

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Guns are killing, not protecting, us

By Robert Mann My LSU students had barely unpacked their bags in London in early June before the awful news landed that a shooter had killed 50 and wounded another 53 people in Orlando. What had originally been a trip … Continue reading

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Why gun control, not individual gun rights, is consistent with American tradition and law

By Matt Higgins Whenever a horrific event like the San Bernardino mass shooting occurs, the refrain from gun rights advocates is to discount new laws or any type of gun control measure, arguing that gun control is antithetical to the … Continue reading

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Prayer won’t stop guns: The hypocrisy behind the right’s refusal to talk about gun violence

By Robert Mann In her 2014 book, “A Fighting Chance,” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren puzzled over our culture’s maddening indifference to gun violence. “We lose eight children and teenagers to gun violence every day,” Warren wrote. “If a mysterious virus … Continue reading

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Jindal wrong about law he says would have stopped Houser from buying gun

By Robert Mann Gov. Bobby Jindal said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday that if Lafayette theater shooter John Russell Houser had been involuntarily committed in Louisiana, that information would have been “automatically reported” to the national … Continue reading

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Jindal responds to Lafayette theater shooting with hugs and shrugs

By Robert Mann In the days after the deadly June shooting spree in Charleston, S.C., in which nine members of that city’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church died, Gov. Bobby Jindal attacked President Barack Obama’s calls for stricter gun control laws as … Continue reading

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The intolerable cost of America’s gun violence

By Robert Mann When I saw the quote, I thought it was a parody from The Onion, the satirical online “news” organization, which features fake stories like, “U.S. Encouraging Cuba To Shift Toward Democratic System Of Corruption.” Unfortunately, this story was real. The … Continue reading

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