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Girls and guns

In a new documentary available now through iTunes and a dozen more video-on-demand services, we get to meet a cross-section of female gun-owners.
 Finding their place in a male-dominated culture
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 30, 2013
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Lock and load for gun control

It appears that Congress, in an epic fit of bloody-mindedness that reflects the nation's delusional subservience to the National Rifle Association's death cult, will fail to outlaw semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammo clips.

By EDITORIAL  |  January 18, 2013
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Freedom to attend school

... with or without fear.
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By MATT BORS  |  January 11, 2013

Picking the right targets

I'm a mother of a 7-year-old in grade school and a 20-year-old in college. School shootings get my attention like that of any other parent.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 04, 2013
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Does everyone feel safe?

Brainstorming on how to deter mass killings.
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By MATT BORS  |  December 21, 2012
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Open-carry activist takes to the streets

On a recent sunny morning at Coffee By Design on Congress Street, Norman Hamann is well-armed.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 22, 2012


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American psycho

It will be unclear for some time whether alleged Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner will qualify for an insanity defense. But one need not be a practicing psychiatrist to see that the 22 year old is a disturbed individual.
And the American psychosis
By EDITORIAL  |  January 14, 2011

Let them buy cars

In Maine, you can buy a gun on a Sunday, but you can't buy a car. In fact, in Maine you can buy almost anything you want on a Sunday, except for a car. Maine state law forbids car-buying on Sundays.
Letters to the Portland Editor, July 23, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 23, 2010
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Heck of a Guy

Scott Brown’s stunning victory in January’s special US Senate election continues to reverberate through Massachusetts politics.
Despite a history of illiberal views and a boorish reputation, Guy Glodis enters the Democratic state convention unscathed
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 28, 2010

Cover the boobs; leave the guns at home

Spring has barely started, and I was expecting a few of the usual seasonal assaults to the eyeballs.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 30, 2010
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Stars, bars, and open arms

The first thing I noticed when pulling into the Preble Street parking lot on Back Cove for last Sunday’s open-carry firearm event, which had been organized to encourage Mainers to legally wear their guns in public, was the Confederate flag.
Flags + Guns Dept.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 30, 2010


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Springtime for Militia

I’m scrubbing my armpits in the campground bathroom at Fort Hunt Park in Virginia. It’s taken more than 20 hours for me to get here for today’s firearm-friendly Restore the Constitution rally, which is supposed to commence shortly.
Gun nuts from around the country converge upon the murder capital of the nation, Washington, D.C.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 23, 2010

Weapon of choice

As amazing as it seems in this age of 24-hour-a-day punditry, there are still issues about which it is permissible not to have an opinion.
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By AL DIAMON  |  February 19, 2010

F is for firearms: Gun-control advocates give Obama a failing grade


Yikes. It's not enough that Barack Obama has to clean-up the Massachusetts Democratic Party's mess up here in Coakleyville. Now the Brady Center To Prevent...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 19, 2010
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Sarah Palin, Inc.

Confused commenters have no clue as to the opportunities that await Palin — because few understand the extraordinary, multi-billion-dollar marketplace that has developed for movement conservatives.
The biggest brand name in conservative politics is about to enter the burgeoning right-wing marketplace — and she's perfect for it. Ka-ching!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 17, 2009

Trigger unhappy

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 1, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 01, 2009


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Death by handgun

A couple of weeks ago, David S. Bernstein wrote about the growing "state sovereignty" movement backed by anti-government conspiracy theorists and gun-rights extremists, and touted on the syndicated radio show and Web site of deranged agitator Alex Jone
A public-health crisis; plus, gay marriage advances
By EDITORIAL  |  April 10, 2009
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Ricochet ruling

Good news, Bostonians: you can own guns! The bad news: so can your weird neighbor.
Supreme Court makes Mass gun laws target for debate
By KIM LIAO  |  July 02, 2008
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Crackpot court

This past week’s Supreme Court ruling, invalidating Washington, DC’s handgun ban, demonstrates just how far afield “movement conservatism” has taken our country.
Taking a shot at the Supreme Court’s recent gunplay
By EDITORIAL  |  July 02, 2008
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War of words

“War has changed,” Solid Snake tells us, both at the beginning and at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots . He would know.
The final Metal Gear Solid doesn’t go down quietly
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 01, 2008
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Prodigy

By the time this goes to press, Prodigy will be roughly 10 books and 2000 push-ups deep into the three-and-change prison term he picked up last year for illegal gun possession.

H.N.I.C. Pt 2 | AAC


By MARTÍN CABALLERO  |  April 22, 2008


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King said George Romney didn't march

Romney was not satisfied with what George Romney actually did. He inflated it, placing his father into the iconic position of marching alongside the civil rights leader.
But, as usual, the truth wasn't good enough for Mitt
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 21, 2007
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The many reasons for Liquarry Jefferson’s death

As of press time, it appears that a 15-year-old left his handgun where a seven-year-old picked it up and killed an eight-year-old with it.
Responsibility for gun control begins at home and extends all the way to the federal government
By EDITORIAL  |  June 27, 2007

Tales of bravery

Thanks for the wonderful article on  the old Boston Braves .
Letters to the Boston editor, May 25, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 23, 2007
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Notes on a tragedy

Seung-Hui Cho got what he wanted: a whole nation is talking about him and his horrific killing spree on the Virginia Tech campus last week.
More than a week after the Virginia Tech massacre, we still have more questions than answers
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 25, 2007
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Death by handguns

The only difference between the carnage wrought on the Virginia Tech campus and the ongoing plague of murders bloodying Boston’s streets is one of intensity.
What the murders at Virginia Tech and on Boston’s streets have in common
By EDITORIAL  |  April 25, 2007


Slide into extinction

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing the designation of a new endangered species.
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By AL DIAMON  |  March 28, 2007
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Feeding the rabid right

Mitt Romney’s attempt to follow George W. Bush’s formula to the Republican presidential nomination has hit a snag.
If Mitt Romney can’t persuade conservatives that he’s one of them, his hopes are dead. But convincing them could be fatal too.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 28, 2007
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The GOP lurches rightward

Did the Republican presidential candidates see something in the 2006 midterm elections that everyone else missed?
McCain, Romney, and Giuliani are all morphing into extremists — and that can only benefit the Democrats
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2007
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The guns of Boston

More people were murdered in Boston over the past two months than in any May-to-June stretch since 1990.
Why this could be the most bullet-riddled summer in 15 years
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 06, 2006