A national tragedy

If 42 people died in one mass shooting, it would rank among the worst acts of violence in American history. In Chicago, that’s a tragedy known as January. It’s a city that saw 506 homicides in 2012, and these acts of violence were not of the same character as the one that left 20 childrenContinue reading “A national tragedy”

Obama: Come for our guns

By Diego Quezada During the second presidential debate, an undecided voter asked President Barack Obama what he planned to do to curb gun violence. Governor Mitt Romney predictably pivoted to a discussion on families and said that people should get married before having children. But that wasn’t disappointing; it shouldn’t surprise anyone when Romney evadesContinue reading “Obama: Come for our guns”

Do you want guns in Shooters II?

Do you want guns in Shooters II?  How about on campus? Comment to non-Duke readers:” Shooters” refers to a club, popular amongst Duke students, of Karen Owen and Tucker Max fame.  Hopefully, it won’t refer to–well–actual shooters anytime soon.  I’m going to take a step back and acknowledge that the whole “do guns make usContinue reading “Do you want guns in Shooters II?”

Duke Chronicle Article on Gun Control Shows Pro-Weapon Bias

The Chronicle on Friday reported on a host of changes to current gun control policy that the Republican controlled NC General Assembly has put forth for debate including: Allowing concealed weapons in public parks and restaurants where alcohol is served Exempting any firearm, accessory, and ammunition made and kept in North Carolina from federal regulation TheContinue reading “Duke Chronicle Article on Gun Control Shows Pro-Weapon Bias”