Making Sense of the NIU Tragedy

Back in August 2008, Bullet Counter Points talked to journalist/author David Vann about a fascinating article he had just written for Esquire entitled €œPortrait of the School Shooter as a Young Man. €

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Getting to Know “Doc” Holliday

One of the great legends of the American Old West surrounds the 1881 shootout at the O.K. Corrall.

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A Winning Issue

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

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No Heroes Here

Bills are currently pending in seven states (AZ, GA, MI, OH, OK, SC, TN) that would restrict the ability of America €™s colleges and universities to regulate firearms on campus (at least five other states have considered similar legislation during the past year).

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Meet the Boogeyman

Recently, I got hold of a fundraising letter that Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) sent out on behalf of a new group calling itself the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR). To give you a perspective on their ideology, NAGR Executive Director Dudley Brown calls the Brady Law (which requires federally licensed firearm dealers to conduct …

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Does it Apply?

Last year, the Supreme Court overturned a handgun ban here in the federal enclave of Washington and ruled that the Second Amendment protects individual gun ownership (the justices did leave room for firearms regulation, saying government could prohibit guns in “sensitive places” and forbid ownership by certain dangerous people, such as felons). But the court …

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Sound the Battle Cry of Radicalism

At my age I probably should not be-but constantly am-amazed at the things some in the pro-gun lobby will say in order to get a mention in the news. In a desperate attempt to fire-up the faithful, groups like Gun Owners of America (GOA) have accused Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor of being €œan anti-gun …

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School Daze

News this past weekend of a school shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, served to remind me of a couple of misconceptions about the nature of gun violence in our nation €™s school systems. As I travel around the country, I often hear people say that our nation €™s schools are inherently dangerous because of gun …

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Gunning for our National Treasures

Our National Parks could become dangerous places if a group of 47 pro-gun senators have their way.

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