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ReThink Review: American Sniper -- Can There Be Heroes on the Wrong Side of History?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I see soldier worship as harmful because it so easily morphs into support for wars, no matter how unjust, by letting our affection for our fellow citizens in uniform and our desire to see them come home alive obscure the truth behind what they're supposedly fighting and dying for, which is rarely as black and white as we are told or wish it to be.

Montana Lawmaker Vows To Repeal Self-Defense Law After German Teen's Death

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - A Montana legislator said on Thursday she would seek to repeal the state's so-called "castle doctrine" after attorneys for a man accused o...

'Stand Your Ground' Law Tested In Recent Shootings

AP | MATT VOLZ and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchang...

Time to Eliminate, Not Expand Stand Your Ground Defense

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.10.2014 | Crime
Steven Kurlander

The 'warning shot' protection does not extend to felons. Just because they have a criminal record, they can't be afforded the same self-defense privileges as those without a criminal past? That makes no sense, particularly for those convicted many years ago.

Yelp: Why Joining ALEC Matters

Diane Russell | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Diane Russell

Tech companies such as Yelp are now partnering with ALEC. Let's set aside the intelligence of climbing on board the Titanic after even the rats have left, and analyze their rationale for a moment.

Father Of 2 Kills Home Intruder On Easter

Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime

A 63-year-old father shot and killed one of the two intruders who broke into his Philadelphia home early Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Lee...

John Celock

Stand Your Ground Repeal Called Anti-Women | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Democrat-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives voted narrowly Wednesday to approve legislation that would repeal the state's Stand You...

Legislator's Solution to School Shootings -- Let NRA Teach First Graders

Randy Turner | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Randy Turner

Rather than taking common sense efforts to make sure that the kinds of guns that no one needs for protection or for sport are taken off the marketplace, Missouri Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, has a different, more gun-friendly solution.

The Aurora Shooting and the Snake Oil Peddlers of the NRA

Randy Turner | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Randy Turner

I am sick of hearing the NRA and its supporters say, "Guns don't kill people, people do." Absolutely, but why in God's name do we have to make it that much easier for them to do so?

Myths and Misconceptions About Indiana's New Self-Defense Law

Radley Balko | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

Contrary to the impression one might get from some recent headlines, a new Indiana self-defense law does not authorize Hoosiers to wantonly open fire on police officers.

Democrats Mount Repeal Of Michigan's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.18.2012 | Detroit

The case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen who was shot to death by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, has provoked Michigan lawmakers ...

The Truth About "Stand Your Ground" Laws

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.10.2012 | Crime
Ken Blackwell

Some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These laws safeguard law-abiding and peaceable citizens, and are not to blame in the tragic Florida incident.

The 'Good-Guy-Bad-Guy' Myth Laid Bare

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
Robert J. Spitzer

Shouldn't law-abiding citizens be able to protect themselves from predators, whether at home or in the public? As the NRA said in a letter to its members in 2010, why shouldn't the full weight of the law be "on the side of the victims, not their criminal attackers"?

NRA pushed 'stand your ground' laws across the nation

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan Ferriss, iWatch NewsIn 2004, the National Rifle Association honored Republican Florida state legislator Dennis Baxley with a plum endorseme...