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Public Health Approach To Gun Violence

On page A5 of Tuesday’s Cedar Rapids Gazette was the headline “75 shot in Chicago last weekend.” From 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday 12 people were killed and 63 wounded, mostly on the south and west sides of … Continue reading

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How Many Must Die? Legislators Listen!

This past weekend the nation’s children marched for their lives because the nation’s adults did not do our job to protect them.  This poem was submitted to us by someone who did not want her name used because she feared … Continue reading

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Jim Jefferies On Guns

ICYMI, Jim Jefferies offers this hilarious, accurate take on our continuing fake national conversation about guns and the second amendment.  Must see video. Part 2

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It’s Not The Women, It’s The Men

Some of my friends and acquaintances are women who carry handguns. I’m not worried about getting shot by my lunch partner. I also don’t feel more secure knowing she has a handgun in her purse. It used to be a … Continue reading

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The Five Extra Words That Can Fix The Second Amendment

Time once again to review the second amendment. https://www.washingtonpost.com/ John Paul Stevens served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. This essay is excerpted from his book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change … Continue reading

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What President Obama Did (Hint: The Second Amendment Is Safe)

Background checks, enforcement of current laws, improving gun safety technology, better mental health treatment and reporting. Read this and see if you still think President Obama is coming after your guns. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/04/fact-sheet-new-executive-actions-reduce-gun-violence Gun violence has taken a heartbreaking toll on … Continue reading

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Shootings Are Personal

Any useful discussion of guns in society is personal. Frequent shootings have been reported in nearby Cedar Rapids, often in the neighborhood where we lived when our daughter was born. We heard gunshots while we were there. Most times a … Continue reading

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How To Help Democrats Take On The NRA

This is exciting news: Democrats are coming together to fight the NRA’s extremist leaders. Thanks in part to your activism, President Obama is considering issuing an executive order on guns, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe just issued his own executive order, … Continue reading

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Kaul On America’s Gun Problem

Otherwords.org “The chances that you, an untrained shooting range wizard, can prevail against an insane guy with an assault weapon are less than nil.” Will the Carnage Ever Cease? By Donald Kaul I’ve written at least 75 columns on gun … Continue reading

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Bobby Kennedy Spoke About Gun Control In Roseburg, Oregon

 

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