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Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz: What an American Terrorist Looks Like

Despite racist and anti-immigrant scapegoating, data shows that most American terrorists are resentful White men inspired by White supremacist and misogynist rhetoric.

August 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: With a Rod of Iron

AR-15-Toting So-Called Churchgoers Renew Their Commitment To the Blood-Soaked Lunacy of Our Nation Amen. “Church” “Leaders.” Reuters Photo . At This Point Why Not Dept: Amidst the fiery debate about … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 4 Comments

John Atcheson: No, The Founding Fathers Didn’t Give You a Right to Bear Arms

That Was a Result of Corporatism and Partisanship Posing as Jurisprudence. AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pennsylvania. (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) . For … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Who does the NRA represent?

The other day I saw in person what we all know. Our elected representatives, especially Republicans, often represent only large corporate interests, even if those interests hurt most of the … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Marc Jampole: 10 more innocent victims sacrificed to a misreading of the 2nd amendment

As of this writing, the unanswered question is how Chris Harper Mercer obtained the gun he used to kill 10 people at Umpqua Community College. The police easily reconstructed a … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: Gun Control Leads to a Civil Society

Those opposed to greater gun control don’t realize giving up rights is what civilization is all about “We give up our rights one piece at a time,” a West Virginia … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Linked to Rise in Homicides, Extreme Racial Bias

Task force co-chair: “The more you look at them, the more problems you find.” States that have enacted “Stand Your Ground” laws have seen an increase in homicide rates and … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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