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Mass Violence, Gun Control and the American Culture of Death

Apr 16, 2013
In the wake of Monday's deadly Boston Marathon bombings, should we urge the Senate to proceed with the gun control debate as scheduled? Or should we condemn both chambers of Congress and the president for doing too little, too late to deal with the problem of mass violence and what some have termed the nation’s culture of death?The Boston Marathon blasts took the lives of three people. They also threaten to take another casualty, postponing, if not entirely derailing, the Senate debate on gun control.

Will the GOP Block Background Checks?

Apr 4, 2013
Is Congress on the verge of turning away from the lessons of the slaughter in Newtown even as Connecticut enacts sweeping laws to curb gun violence? Is the gun lobby hell-bent on aligning our country with such great friends of liberty as Iran, North Korea and Syria by opposing efforts to condition international gun sales on the human rights records of buyers?