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Too Many Victims - Join Our Vigil

Too Many Victims – Join Our Vigil

Sunday, January 8, 2012 @ 10am sharp (Rain or Shine) Gather @ Santa Barbara CountyCourthouse – corner Anacapa/Anapamu Host: Coalition Against Gun Violence, A Santa Barbara County Coalition The City & County of Santa Barbara are joining with communities across America as One, Sunday, January 8, 2012 to honor and remember the victims of gun […]

Highly Dangerous Killing Instruments

Highly Dangerous Killing Instruments

“In discussion of the atrocity in Norway, there is one subject which has been notable by the almost total silence about it: guns.” “Highly dangerous killing instruments” is a far better term than “guns” according to A C Grayling in an article from the Independent.co.uk. Grayling, currently the first master of New College of the […]

Alaska Militia Plot to Kill Police

Alaska Militia Plot to Kill Police

March 11, 2010—Five members of a Fairbanks, Alaska, right-wing militia group, Alaska Peacemakers, were arrested for allegedly plotting to kidnap or kill Alaska State Troopers and a Fairbanks judge. Francis Cox, founder, advocates armed resistance to gun control. Cox and the other defendants face charges of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and arson, in addition […]

America: A Nation of Violence?

Americans would like to think we are not a nation of violence. However, the United States leads all other “first world” nations in homicide. Recently during a conversation with a documentary film maker from Spain, I proposed that the American people were culturally no more violent than people in other first world cultures; he respectfully […]

Gun Violence and the Census: Sobering Statistics

Gun Violence and the Census: Sobering Statistics

As a recent response to a post on this blog reminded me, it is very, very common for gun-control opponents and conservative politicians to point out that “Guns Don’t Kill People, People Do.” The problem with this catchy conservative talking point is that it doesn’t really argue anything. Of course people kill people; I’ve yet […]

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