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The liberal case for guns

The school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut spurred hope not just for sensible gun regulation, but for a more nuanced discussion of America's gun culture. Neither wish has been realized.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 29, 2013

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

After terrorizing the NRA, a URI professor looks for his next victim

Shortly after the Newtown shootings, University of Rhode Island history professor Erik Loomis took to Twitter with this little jibe at the National Rifle Association's head honcho: "I was heartbroken in the first 20 mass murders. Now I want Wayne LaPier
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 11, 2013

Let's arm everyone!

It's an easy solution.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 28, 2012

Is shooting people causing you legal problems?

Self-defense doesn't end when their life does!
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  June 15, 2012

Romney has capitulated utterly to the gun fetishists — as the body count keeps rising

Mitt Romney, in what his own staff called the first major speech of the general election, received a standing ovation last week at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in St. Louis.
Ready, aim
By EDITORIAL  |  April 20, 2012


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

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