The most interesting statistic in this year’s concealed carry report: There was not a single case of a gun permitted under the carry law being used for self-defense. Read more →
We are not challenged anywhere near enough by journalists to remember that there are more victims of this violence than the ones who die. There’s the person who has to look into the eyes of a dying kid, too. Read more →
In a lot of Minnesota — northern Minnesota, primarily — it’s a lot easier to find a gun store than it is to find knowledge, or so the Washington Post characterizes the situation.
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That was quite a piece of audio on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning when NPR reporter David Schaper was interviewing a woman in a South Side Chicago neighborhood about a city effort to more closely track gun sales. Just after the woman insisted the block was safe, gunfire broke out. Read more →
A man in Iowa is fuming because his daughters are no longer allowed to shoot at their favorite gun range. Read more →
Tomorrow is the third anniversary of the Tucson assassination attempt on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. A gunman’s rampage in Connecticut pushed the Giffords shooting to the sideline in the ongoing debate over gun control legislation. Six people were killed. Giffords, as most people know, was seriously hurt, has had a slow and remarkable recovery, and Read more →
The FBI this afternoon has released a video of Aaron Alexis, the man who staged the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard earlier this month in which 12 people were shot to death. It also released this timeline: 7:53 a.m. – Alexis’ rental car, a blue Toyota Prius with New York plates, entered Parking Garage Read more →
There may be another casualty after the latest mass murder: the focus on the need for mental health care.
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