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Constitution & guns

Is an armed society a safe society?

Conservatives have overturned a century of gun control laws to test their theory.

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River of blood

Why Americans love guns and don’t care about the blood

Summary: As we mourn the latest crop of mass shooting deaths, let’s push to understand the key reason for American’s love of guns and indifference to the deaths they cause. Another day, another mass shooting in America. Like most of our problems, it results from our inability to see the world clearly, our indifference to …

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Gun Control

Don’t just mourn. Remember what we know about guns.

Summary: Most of the discussion that follows each mass shooting ignores what we know about guns. Perhaps that is why America, alone among the world’s developed nations, can’t form effective policies to regulate guns. We pay for this ignorance in blood. These posts remind us of what we’ve learned. “The Terror of Our Guns“ By David …

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What are the odds of violence from the Right in America?

Summary:  Violence is as American as apple pie, part of most social movements since the Founding (used for, against, or both). Might it burst forth again? If so, by whom? The Left feels strongly about climate change, but looks like a spent force — capable of staging street parties but not violence. Political energy, for …

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