Nation Topics - Guns and Gun Control
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The shootings underscore that a strong social compact is the only real route to safety.
Has it really come to this: an uphill battle to ban a gun that has no purpose except to kill thirty-three people before anyone can stop you?
Jeff Biggers appears on Democracy Now! to talk about the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords in Arizona, what it was like to grow up in a "gun state," and how this act of violence might impact the state of Arizona.
Guest-host Both Sides Now, Katrina vanden Heuvel takes on former Bush/Cheney aide Mary Matalin about gun control and why she would take "porno economics" over the Republicans' stimulus efforts any day.
Americans who've been bringing guns to public meetings about healthcare reform are really just responding to a media-wide casting call for crazies.
Drug prohibition and unregulated guns gave us the Mexican drug wars.
The Democrats fail to stop a draconian gun amendment from being attached to an otherwise worthwhile bill backing representation for DC citizens.
Two books dissect the contentious, confusing debate over gun control and the frequently misinterpreted Second Amendment.
The Virginia Tech shootings should prompt us to rethink our approach toward guns, the media and mental health.
The desire to impose a narrative on chaotic events leaves the meaning of
the Virginia Tech shootings up for grabs.
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