Tag Archive | "gun control"

Let’s Be Honest About Assault Weapons

Friday, January 18, 2013

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When I tried to explain to my seventh-grade daughter the details of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, I quickly realized by the semi-engaged look on her face that she knew a tragedy had occurred, but that she didn’t have …

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“Whose Child Has to Die Next?”: Gun Control in America

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Roxanna Green’s daughter, Christina, died in the shooting rampage that wounded Congresswoman Gabby Giffords two years ago at a town hall style event in Tucson, Arizona. While Green wrote a book about her daughter, she tried to stay out of …

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The Aurora Shooting: Maybe It’s OK to be a Helicopter Parent

Friday, July 20, 2012

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The shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colorado has parents like me thinking a lot about sending our kids to the movies. What we might have done yesterday probably won’t be what we will do tomorrow. I let our 12-year-old daughter go …

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The Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Language of Violence

Sunday, January 9, 2011

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Before the horrendous assassination attempt on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the shooting of 20 people, leaving six of them dead, Giffords knew that she had been specially marked by by her opponents.  Tea Party conservatives wanted her out of …

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All Eyes on the Supreme Court

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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It looks like it’s all SCOTUS all the time this summer — Justice John Paul Stevens is going, Solicitor General Elena Kagan is (most likely) joining, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is grieving, the Senate is attacking …

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