When Kids Take Action

  The mighty NRA could be going under. And a group of kids, barely old enough to vote, could be responsible. In a lawsuit filed against New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the gun rights lobby claims it’s going broke because a state agency made insurers cut ties with the association. Without insurance coverage, the NRA […]
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A Lack of Common Sense

Remember Voltaire’s lament on the rarity of common sense? Don’t you think it’s even less common today than it was in his time? There’s a two-dimensional quality to political discourse, for example. Gun control is a case in point. The Founding Fathers gave us the right to arm ourselves as a bulwark against tyranny. But […]
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When “Rights” Collide

  I don’t imagine any reasonable person thinks it’s OK to settle a verbal dispute by violence. So when I exercise my First Amendment right, you don’t have the right to shoot me. That’s how I would sum up the gun control debate that’s sure to be revived in the aftermath of yesterday’s massacre in […]
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Armed and Dangerous

  It was a grotesque scene that Jean Anouilh might have concocted in a weak moment. A bureaucrat at an office party is offended and goes home in a huff. He and his wife change into battle dress, arm themselves with semi-automatic rifles and return to the party, where they murder 14 of his coworkers […]
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