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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.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 29, 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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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
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 11, 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.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 04, 2013
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Let's arm everyone!

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


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Can gun reform misfire?

If, in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut, Congress does not summon the will to vote to ban semiautomatic weapons with large-capacity clips, then the institution will have blood on its hands.

By EDITORIAL  |  December 28, 2012