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In Florida, Lawmakers Fight To Kill ‘Gun-Free’ Zones

Polls show widespread opposition to abolishing gun-free zones, a view shared by college officials, business leaders, and many in law enforcement. But the politicians pushing for more firearms in public are serving a higher master: the NRA.

March 7, 2017

Texas Professors Ask U.S. Court To Ban Guns In Their Classrooms

The professors argue they discuss emotionally-laden subjects such as reproductive rights, and it would be inevitable for them to alter their classroom presentations because of potential gun violence.

August 5, 2016

Altering Gun Laws Isn’t An Absolute Answer, But It’s Change Within Our Control

If America in 1791 had IEDs, jihads and YouTube, our Second Amendment wouldn’t read the way it does. But we cling to words written 224 years ago in a world that changes by the blink.

December 30, 2015

Obama Meets With Gabrielle Giffords As Administration Looks To Tighten Gun Laws

The White House continues to seek ways that President Barack Obama could legally tighten restrictions on gun ownership, including closure of the so-called gun show loophole.

December 5, 2015

Guns On Campus: Not An Agenda For Women’s Safety

Allowing guns on campus won’t reduce sexual assault on campus — instead, it will increase the risk of homicide.

February 25, 2015

Lawmakers Cooking Up Recipe For A Bloodbath

Introducing one of the NRA’s most horrible ideas ever.

January 27, 2015

U.S. School Shooter ‘Invited Victims To Lunch’

The police take a closer look at the shooting in a Seattle area high school and find that the shooter sent text messages to his victims, arranging to meet them at lunch in the cafeteria.

October 28, 2014

NRA: Open-Carry ‘Hijinx’ Not Just ‘Counterproductive,’ But ‘Downright Weird’

In a rare display of common sense — albeit steeped in self-interest — the Institute for Legislative Action, the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association — has issued a lengthy statement in part condemning the recent antics of gun fetishists Open Carry Texas, who have made a point to show up at restaurants and […]

June 2, 2014

Better Gun Laws Needed To Protect The Mentally Ill — And The Rest Of Us

The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers cashed her government check, bought a .45 caliber pistol from a Missouri gun shop, returned home and shot […]

April 1, 2014

A Pointed Comment On Guns

A few words about Nathan Entingh’s hand gun. Meaning, you should understand, not a gun you hold in your hand, but rather, the hand itself, thumb cocked and index finger extended to resemble a pistol. One afternoon late last month, Entingh, who goes to school in Columbus, Ohio, was goofing off in science class when […]

March 12, 2014
California, National News, Memo Pad, Deficit, Budget, Surplus, Voters, Gun Laws, Taxpayers

5 Reasons California Went From A $42 Billion Deficit To A Surplus

With a little democratic reform and a lot of civic participation, California made change happen fast.

June 5, 2013