Post Tagged with: "gun control"

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

July 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 07/13/13 By Michael Shank Rarely does one turn to Congress for innovation. That is certainly the case with energy efficiency. Congress may be a go-to on oversight and accountability but not innovation. The Pentagon, in contrast, while not a leader in oversight and accountability (with no audit planned […]

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Gun Bans Aren’t the Only Answer to America’s Violence Problem

Gun Bans Aren’t the Only Answer to America’s Violence Problem

January 24, 2013 at 2:15 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 01/24/13 By Michael Shank With New York State legislature laying down the law on gun control, and with the White House taskforce announcing similar measures, it is clear that the National Rifle Association isn’t ruling this roost—at least at the state legislature and executive branch […]

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N.J. Police Station Shooting: When Arrest goes Wrong, 3 Cops Shot, Gunman Killed

N.J. Police Station Shooting: When Arrest goes Wrong, 3 Cops Shot, Gunman Killed

December 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

NEW JERSEY NEWSROOM 12/29/13 By Bob Holt The three police officers being shot in Gloucester Township on Friday only renews the debates about gun control. One of the questions has been whether the NRA is listening to the debates since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The four million member […]

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Gunslinging in America

Gunslinging in America

December 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm

AL JAZEERA 12/23/12 By Michael Shank Now that the National Rifle Association is playing hard ball by suggesting today that we provide armed guards in every school across America at a cost of nearly $6bn, it is quite clear that this conversation has gotten completely out of hand. The idea […]

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Sandy Hook Shootings: We Need to Focus on More Than Just Gun Control

Sandy Hook Shootings: We Need to Focus on More Than Just Gun Control

December 21, 2012 at 2:25 am

WASHINGTON POST 12/21/12 By Michael Shank Friday morning, the National Rifle Association will hold a much anticipated press conference, responding to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that claimed 26 lives last week. No matter what the powerful group says, there will likely still be calls for stronger gun control […]

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Folly of Freedom is Plaguing the US Right Now

Folly of Freedom is Plaguing the US Right Now

October 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 10/09/12 By Michael Shank Sir, It is confounding that America’s presidential candidates, in their first debate, failed to address one of the growing epidemics killing our countrymen and women, that of gun violence (“Gun lobby pours millions of dollars into campaign to unseat Obama”, October 4). Sadly, they […]

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Questions Must Be About Gun Safety

Questions Must Be About Gun Safety

August 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 08/04/12 By Michael Shank Sir, The real problem with the US gun debate is that polling questions are frequently framed as gun rights not as gun safety (“It is plain wrong to see the gun lobby as Svengali”, July 28). Few Americans want their rights stripped, but most […]

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Inside the Beltway: Pillars of Liberty

Inside the Beltway: Pillars of Liberty

July 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 07/25/12 By Jennifer Harper THE COST OF AURORA “Why must the tragic Colorado theater shootings stimulate a debate on more than mere gun control? Not simply because, or however remarkable the fact that, violent mass killings — whether in Columbine, Virginia Tech or now Aurora — tend to […]

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In the Wake of the Shooting, Gun Control Debate Re-Emerges

In the Wake of the Shooting, Gun Control Debate Re-Emerges

July 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm

NEWSY 07/20/12 By Matthew Picht and Anchor Jim Flink Debate about gun control has flared up once again after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Here’s Sky News. “This argument happens every time there is a shooting incident in America. The last significant argument about gun control was after the […]

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New Virginia Gun Law Will Boost Violence, Costs

New Virginia Gun Law Will Boost Violence, Costs

February 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 02/17/12 By Michael Shank By lifting the gun purchase limit, the state of Virginia can expect to see a lifting of its violence limits as well (“Va. Senate votes to repeal one-gun-a-month law,” Web, Feb. 6). Virginia already has one of the highest rates of availability of small […]

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