Category Archives: assault weapons

THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

I was planning to speak today on the importance of voting.  With rights come responsibilities.  The responsibility to vote is especially important when the choices offered are unpleasant. But then the Orlando shooting occurred, and I’ve had to rethink this … Continue reading

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A YEAR AFTER NEWTOWN

A year after the Newtown school was devastated by a gunman, our state and federal governments have still failed to address gun violence.  New York passed a gun law targeting mentally ill patients.  In Congress, a gun control law was … Continue reading

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NEW YORK GUN CONTROL

They say that bad facts make bad laws.  During the mid 1980’s, a famous basketball player died of a drug overdose.  Tip O’Neill, then the Speaker of the House, responded by rushing the federal sentencing guidelines through Congress.  By these … Continue reading

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STOP THE NONSENSE: THE NRA’S LEAKY LOGIC

On Friday, December 21st, the NRA broke its silence after the Connecticut school shootings.  At a press conference, the NRA’s vice-president suggested that future catastrophes could be avoided by the presence of an armed guard in each school.   A bad … Continue reading

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THE CONNECTICUT SHOOTINGS: SEEKING CHANGE

After a crazed gunman in Arizona shot a number of people, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, I posted a blog saying that the issues of gun control and mental health need to be finally addressed.  Last Friday, a gunman with serious … Continue reading

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