Tag: Gun violence
The Name Says It All: Gun Control Isn’t About Reducing Firearm Violence; It’s About Control
The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is a hot topic these days. President Biden recently announced plans to place additional limits on current Second Amendment rights with the argument that those restrictions can “address the gun violence public health epidemic.” Second Amendment defenders (here’s an example) argue that further restrictions on...
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Domestic War on Terror Is Coming, Warns Glenn Greenwald
For decades, the federal government has been mounting a “War on Poverty” and even supporters find it hard to make a case for victory. The same could be said about the government’s “War on Drugs,” and the “War on Terror,” in progress since the attacks of September 11, 2001.  The mighty “intelligence community,” including...
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Prohibition and Gangs Make Marijuana a Deadly Business
My hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, has the highest crime rate of any city in Florida and is plagued with gun violence. Why? The headline of this article says, “Pot dealers blamed for local gun violence.” Larry Keefe, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District in Florida, is quoted in the article as saying “the vast...
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