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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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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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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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Think more guns will make us safer? You’re wrong

By Robert Mann It’s inevitable that after every gun massacre the gun lobby and its supporters lecture us about the need for more guns, not fewer. Consider this commentary, “New Rule: All Teachers Should Be Allowed to Carry Guns,” posted … Continue reading

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Gun Insanity: More assault weapons, but no more costumes in theaters

Among the most insightful comments about the response to last Friday’s deadly shooting in Aurora, Colorado, was this tweet posted on Saturday by a cat blogger somewhere, presumably in England, known as @mister_limey: “It says a lot about the US … Continue reading

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