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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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The Second Amendment And The Gun Culture

by Ralph Scharnau The gun-control debate has emerged as one of the most contentious in American politics, pitting proponents of regulation against gun-rights advocates. Behind all of this is the Second Amendment. Ten years ago, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Iowa Republicans Hide Extremism

Labor Day is the official kickoff of the fall election campaign, but there seems to be a lot of campaign stuff going on now. The biggest news was the video of Rep. Bruce Braley commenting about the kind of chair … Continue reading

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The Obstructed View: Gun Proliferation Is The Problem

A few people have such a religious-like fixation on guns as all powerful and inerrant instruments of do-and-undo violence that they would even press them into the hands of a blind person, blame places that for safety are to be … Continue reading

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