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Those Radical Aussies, and How They Tackled Gun Violence
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What worked so well for Australia—firearm confiscation—unfortunately seems out of reach for the US Even so, there are common-sense approaches in some foreign countries that could work here Pictured right, California Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state's gun laws Pictured above, California Lt.

Beyond Sex and Soccer: Why Brazilians Are Pissed About the World Cup
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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The World Cup opens with a bang, how thinking mothers should deal with gunplay, and we interview the directors of two new documentaries -- one on the late, great Gore Vidal, the other on prison escape artist and possible criminal justice victim Mark DeFriestcom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: The World Cup opens with a bang, how thinking mothers should deal with gunplay, and we interview the directors of two new documentaries—one on the late, great Gore Vidal, the other on prison escape artist and possible criminal justice victim Mark DeFriest.

Boys and Gun Love: A Thinking Mother’s Dilemma

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My sons know how I feel about gunplay, yet the more I forbid it, the more their curiosity draws them toward these forbidden objects -- the toy version of the lethal instruments at the center of our national debate.My sons know how I feel about gunplay, yet the more I forbid it, the more their curiosity draws them toward these forbidden objects—the toy version of the lethal instruments at the center of our national debate.

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