A Winning Issue

It has already been well chronicled that gun control supporters fared well in the November 2 elections.

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“Like Buying a Candy Bar”

On July 14, U.S. Rep. €œBobby € Scott (D-VA)-the Chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security-co-hosted a Congressional Forum with Reps. Mike Castle (R-DE), Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and Mike Quigley (D-IL).

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Self-Destructive Tendencies

This year, threats against Members of Congress are up 300%. According to the FBI, €œThe suspects [responsible for the threats] are mostly men who own guns, and several had been treated for mental illness. €

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The Strong Link in the Chain

€œThe record is clear: Gun control primarily impacts upon upstanding citizens, not criminals, € the National Rifle Association (NRA) states on its website.

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CSGV Mailbag

Here at CSGV, we are frequently reminded by gun rights activists that they care about lives lost to gun violence, too.

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April is the Cruelest Month

I have reached the age where I sometimes have difficulty remembering what I did the day before yesterday. However, shootings over this past weekend at Hampton University and the University of Georgia have vividly brought me back to me the events of Tuesday, April 20, 1999, with precision. I will never be able to erase …

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March Madness

I can’t help being struck by the irony of American college students being warned by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to stay out of Mexico during Spring Break because of the danger of gun violence created by the assault weapons that are being trafficked south of the border from our own …

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Yes We Can Save Lives

Over the past several years, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has proposed a series of positive steps that could/should be taken by the government to help reduce gun violence in America. For the past eight years, these proposals received either indifference or outright opposition by the Bush Administration. Thus, it was greatly heartening to …

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To Dream the Impossible Dream

Forty-five years ago my wife-to-be and I stood amongst a huge multitude of people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and heard a young black preacher spell out his dream of a future for America. It was a stirring vision of a society that, “one day,” could become a reality. At the time, his …

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Standing the Constitution on its Head

I had thought that our system of government was broad and stable enough to stand up to the pressures of any one wing of political factions. Now I must admit that I am amazed at the damage that has been done to the American political system by a small group of dedicated Neo-Cons over the …

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