Tag Archives: gun violence

Villains or heroes?

Why conceal carry? Based on my reading of the comments I’ve received here and here, there seem to be two primary explanations: because you have a right to, and in order to respond to protect oneself and the innocent should there … Continue reading

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The logic of gun control

In terms of Guns and Democracy, I also want to address the issues raised by another commenter, Justin. Justin wrote: “The huge majority of gun owners keep to themselves and carry concealed unless they are hunting… there is no reason … Continue reading

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Trusting my fellow human beings

I’ve had more comments than usual to my post, Guns and Democracy. Some of them were rude and insulting so they got deleted, but there have also been some thoughtful pro-gun commenters. I want to answer some of the questions … Continue reading

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Guns and democracy

There was a rally in Montpelier today. The purpose of the rally was: *To encourage state legislators to introduce a bill in Vermont banning assault weapons *To support Vermont bill H124 *To express support for federal efforts, including Senator Feinstein’s … Continue reading

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Newtown, Anytown USA

Twenty children and seven adults kids gunned down by a developmentally disabled kid who acquired access to his mom’s legally purchased assault weapons. He had hundreds of rounds on him so, in addition to acts of heroism on the part … Continue reading

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