Tagged: Guns In America

Choosing A Side

In which Burt Likko navigates a moral and legal dilemma.

One More Discussion About Guns

It’s time for reasonable discussion about ‘assault rifles’ and just what that term means.

Musings on a Dancefloor

A dancefloor became a place of mourning, compassion and defiance.

You Can’t Carry That On Campus!

If you don’t like the idea of folks carrying a gun on campus, you can protest by carrying something else that might actually get you arrested.

What Happened To Michael Brown Is Not Much In Dispute

The conventional wisdom at the moment about the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri two weeks ago is that no one really knows what happened, and that the narratives conflict greatly depending on who you ask.

The conventional wisdom is bull.

The Twilight of Our Candlelight Vigils

School shootings and rampage killings used to be moments of collective shock and horror, leading to long periods of national, cathartic mourning. Now they are either a quick ratings spectacle or a thing that gets mentioned briefly on a slow news day.

What the hell happened to us?

Stopping the Shooter

Mad Rocket Scientist looks at the latest mass shooting, and it’s surprising conclusion.

Cold, Dead Hands

Guns rights advocates use death threats to… stop a gun seller from selling guns.  True story.

One gun law added on

Canada’s gun laws hurt the innocent while protecting no one.

There is More to the Gun Debate than Gun Culture and Stats

Our own Mike Dwyer lays out an interesting argument about the appropriateness of children being trained to use guns.  The comment section there has an interesting conversation about this and other issues.  But there...

The Two Extremes of the Gun Debate

An opinion piece from David Horsey at the Los Angeles Times discusses a recent gun death where a 5-year-old Kentucky boy was playing with a rifle he had gotten as a gift and shot...

When Bad Public Policy Meets Bad PR

Yeah, so that’s not going to do much to ease parents fear of guns in the classroom. My only question is, how was Obama able to control the arc of the ricocheting bullet?