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In the end, after months of waffling, I violated my principles and went to the Million Mom March for gun control--make that "common-sense gun control." I've never liked maternalist politics: It r

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If only Columbine High School had posted the Ten Commandments next to its football trophies, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold would never have killed anyone.

When guns became the issue of the day,
Republicans, as is their custom, put
Their party right behind the NRA,
And shot themselves quite badly in the foot.

Dylan Klebold "is intelligent enough to make any dream a reality," a juvenile court counselor wrote last year.

A short walk from my home in New Haven stands the farm of that prototypical Connecticut Yankee, Eli Whitney. In 1798 Whitney hit on a bold new scheme: interchangeable parts for muskets.

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There is no mention of the easy purchase of the weapon or any relevant other factors.

April 3, 2014

It’s not about his record: it’s part of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo, and to keep the gun industry unregulated. 

March 18, 2014

There's only one solution to the American obsession with personal safety: more guns.

February 25, 2014

The Stand Your Ground defense is being used to justify another senseless murder. 

February 4, 2014

Despite increased security programs, school shootings persist.

February 3, 2014

Gun violence is a public health issue.

January 27, 2014

A troubled person appeared to attack the White House, and was shot to death—in 1976. Back then, a less fearful time, it didn’t become a national obsession.

October 4, 2013

The battle against Stand Your Ground has migrated to the Midwest and students are in the trenches.

October 4, 2013

What's the point of having a background check system if all you need to purchase a gun is an e-mail address?

September 27, 2013