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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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It’s The Guns

There is a Facebook post currently being circulated that offers an illuminating analogy.  It is posted below. Also, I would like to pose the question, why is it only gun owners that seem to have NO IDEA that we have … Continue reading

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There Ought to Be a Better Law

By Donald Kaul The Trayvon Martin verdict shows that with “Stand Your Ground” laws, it’s your word against theirs and they’re dead. I wasn’t too surprised when do-it-yourself vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. The … Continue reading

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My Letter To The County Sheriff

Earlier this year, the Cedar county Democratic Central Committee sponsored a public forum on the gun issue.  The sheriff presented his views, and gave technical information on weapons. This was still close on the heels of the Newtown shooting and … Continue reading

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