WHY GOOD PEOPLE NEED SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS AND “HIGH CAPACITY” MAGAZINES … Part I

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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had a conversation with someone in the last few days who asked, “Why do ordinary law-abiding people need those semiautomatic firearms with magazines that can hold more than...

GUNS ON CAMPUS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE

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We’ve talked here before about the “guns on campus” issue. Adults in the higher education environment do so (or want to) primarily for two reasons: a hedge against “school shooting” horrors, and for routine...

ON A SAD ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY

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It has been a month since the atrocity in Florida that triggered so much legitimate national grief, and so much misdirected anger and hatred. Here are some profound words from a victim of a...

ZIMMERMAN VERDICT PART 3: “WHO STARTED IT?”

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Welcome to the new commentators here, many of whom seem to feel that Zimmerman started the encounter, a concept that concerns many of our regulars as well. Whenever there’s a fight, no matter the...

THE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT, PART 6: “WHAT IF” VERSUS “WHAT IS”

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Much of this case came down to speculation versus fact. We saw it in the trial, we saw it in the prosecution’s case, we see it even in comments on this blog.  In the...