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The False Hope Of More Guns

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If the solution for preventing gun deaths results in more gun deaths, is it really a solution?

Stop Blaming The Charleston Massacre on Gun-Free Zones

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Pro-gun mouthpieces couldn't even wait 24 hours after the unspeakable event to begin peddling a shabby version of "they got what they probably deserved." But the simple fact of the matter is that mass shootings aren't supposed to happen in churches or schools. These places are sanctuaries in every sense of the word.

Good Guys, Bad Guys and Guns

Sandy Goodman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

To hear the NRA and its allies tell it, about the only thing keeping this country from criminal chaos is those good guys with the guns. The trouble is that isn't true.

'More Guns, Less Crime' Author Was Scheduled To Speak At UT

The Blotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In an unfortunate coincidence, several student organizations, including the Libertarian Longhorns, the UT Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, the ...

The Fantasy World of "More Guns = Less Crime"

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

More guns means less crime only in the imaginary world of the "gun rights" movement as it tries to push us toward an America where there is nowhere to go to escape the guns - even into churches.

Senate Vote at Noon on Nationalizing Concealed Handgun Laws

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

After more than two decades, at noon today the gun lobby's efforts to enact a national concealed handgun law will have its first chance at success when the U.S. Senate votes.

Fox News Finds Typo, Blames Liberal Conspiracy

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who was this ballot cast for? Norm Coleman, right? No, this is not a trick question. Unless your name is John Lott, Jr., Ph.D. and you just publishe...