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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In Search of That Better America

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who passed away last Tuesday, was a stalwart force in national efforts to stop gun violence. Our country is better today for the work that the senator did to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and children. Senator Kennedy supported every major gun safety initiative since the Gun Control …

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Beyond the Inner City

There has always been one argument for not getting involved in the gun control issue that has confused and frustrated me.As I travel around the country, I often hear people say that gun violence is primarily an, €œinner city, gang-related € problem. This argument is deeply flawed on multiple fronts.First, it is factually incorrect. The …

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The Little Leader

In the play €œLife of Galileo (Leben des Galilei) € by Bertolt Brecht, Gallileo is told by his daughter, Andrea, €œUnhappy is the land that breeds no hero.”Galileo responds, “No Andrea, unhappy is the land that needs a hero.” As we enter a summer certain to be filled with more horrific incidents of gun violence, …

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