A Modest Suggestion on Gun Violence

17 good people were killed Wednesday in Parkland, FL.  CNN reports that the town, the school, the survivors and their families have damn well had enough of “thoughts and prayers”.   That’s not a solution.  Neither is blaming mental illness.  Easy access to military grade weapons strikes me as part of the problem, but there is […]

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An Addendum to Purple Hearts and Guns

In 2013, 33,000 Americans died in vehicle accidents. That same year 34,000 were killed by firearms. We know a lot about car wrecks, and so little about shootings. Why have we let the NRA legislate ignorance?

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Purple Hearts and Guns

The USA leads the world in mass shootings. To which the NRA replies “Guns don’t kill people: people kill people.”

That’s technically true, but guns make it too easy to kill people.

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