Category Archives: Gun Violence

Any article deal Gun Control, 2nd Amendment, SAFE Act, etc.

Firearm Legislation

Carl Hulse, writing in last Sunday’s New York Times, discusses firearm legislation. His account starts in 1994 when the subject arose. About the 1994 assault weapons ban, Hulse writes: With Congress prepared to again clash over gun safety, in the … Continue reading

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Firearm bills

H.R. 1186 – Keep Americans Safe Act CRS summary: This bill establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with … Continue reading

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H.R. 8 — “To require a background check for every firearm sale.”

Why laws with loopholes, one wonders? H.R. 8 — “To require a background check for every firearm sale.” Well, maybe not every one. An amendment, offered by Mr. Van Drew, numbered 4 printed in Part A of House Report 116-14 to clarify that … Continue reading

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Our misperceptions

We Americans don’t know as much as we think we do. For example, only 59% of us guess that the most Americans killed by others are killed with firearms. Here is more data from the IPSOS study of misperceptions in … Continue reading

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Reed’s nasty campaign mailing

Going negative One might think Tom Reed would run on his record; evidently he can’t or thinks it better to attack his opponent with false and misleading claims and unflattering images. Is “Tracy Mitrano a risky gamble for our families?” … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s campaign strategy

There are certain things that strict fathers cannot be: A Loser, Corrupt, and especially not a Betrayer of Trust.–George Lakoff Tom Reed poses as a strict but caring father–he knows best what is good for us. Cut social spending to … Continue reading

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Movies about guns

Making gun violence about mental health is a crazy idea.–Jonathan M. Metzl, professor of sociology and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. Comments seen on Tom Reed’s facebook page: It’s the guns, Tom. … Continue reading

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