The Arizona Shooting and Gun Control

January 21st, 2011

By Tom Carter Handguns are designed to kill people, and one of them did its job quite well in Arizona.  It’s time to outlaw handguns. There’s been a lot of mindless blather in the wake of the Arizona shooting in which a federal judge, a nine-year-old girl, and others were killed and a congresswoman and […]


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American-Made Mayhem

January 20th, 2011

By Jan Barry The good people of Tucson, Arizona are still reeling from the massacre in a shopping mall a few days ago that killed six public-spirited citizens and wounded 13 other folks including a popular congresswoman. Horrendous and heartbreaking as it was, it was just the latest outbreak of a peculiar American ritual. Given […]


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Failure of Local Gun Control

March 4th, 2010

By Tom Carter The Supreme Court is considering Chicago’s handgun ban in McDonald v. Chicago, which is likely to result in the law being invalidated and the Second Amendment being incorporated against the states. I strongly support gun control, particularly for handguns.  It has to be done by the federal government because local controls simply […]


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