“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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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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D.C. United

Two events during the past month have demonstrated with striking clarity the viewpoint of D.C. residents regarding gun violence and firearm regulation.

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They Definitely Deserve Our Attention

The gun lobby never tires of telling Americans about the fine character of the captains of the firearms industry.

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What’s Going On (at Gun Shows): The Heavy Hand of Reason

During the past year, there have been a number of groundbreaking investigations that have exposed the dangers of the €œGun Show Loophole. €

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A Tale of Two Terrorists

When most Americans think about gun control, they think about laws that are designed to stop street criminals from obtaining firearms. In the post-9/11 era, however, such laws are equally important in foiling the violent ambitions of terrorists. Because the gun lobby has successfully blocked federal efforts to prohibit those on the FBI €™s Terrorist …

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Cognitive Dissonance

There is an interesting mental charade that goes on between scientific researchers on the one hand and, public policy makers and American gun owners on the other. It goes something like this. Highly trained social science and/or medical researchers conduct a massive, peer-reviewed study on the effects of gun laws on violent crime rates in …

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A Match Made in Hell

This month’s “Ordinary People” entry involves the unlikely duo of David Downs, a middle-class home owner from Levittown, Pennsylvania; and Sean Hagins, a crack dealer from Trenton, New Jersey. Downs had a nasty crack habit, and when Hagins saw him roll up for a purchase one day in a pick-up adorned with Pennsylvania tags and …

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