Cure Violence: Approaching Violence as a Public Health Issue
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Cure Violence: Approaching Violence as a Public Health Issue

The public health approach to gun violence is frequently – indeed, I might say, always – criticized by gun rights advocates. Indeed, the famous or infamous ban on federal funding for research on firearms injury promoted by the National Rifle Association explicitly targets the public health approach. Into that void has stepped anti-gun former NYC … Continue reading

Review of Craig Whitney’s Living With Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment
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Review of Craig Whitney’s Living With Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment

Reasonable gun control is not unconstitutional – but gun control can be unreasonable. Craig R. Whitney’s Living with Guns (informatively subtitled: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment) tries to occupy a middle ground between “gun grabbers” and “gun nuts” – between U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s view that Americans should be required to turn in … Continue reading

Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (7 of 10): The Military
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Reflections on 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (7 of 10): The Military

I will have more to say about the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum later, but there was one presentation that attempted to transcend the partisan politics that dominated the session. Major Dan Rooney is an F-16 fighter pilot and a Class A PGA golf professional. He established the Folds of Honor foundation … Continue reading