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March for Our Lives

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On March 24, 2018

As I type, the March for Our Lives is happening around the nation. People, led by the youth, are marching against American gun culture and our politicians responding to mass murders by facilitating mo

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Gun Control as a Political Issue

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On February 17, 2018
The conventional wisdom is that there is nothing politicians are going to do about gun control because it’s such a hot button topic that it would be political suicide to take on the issue, except in very blue districts. But is this true? The Florida school shooting has seen more outrage than anything since Sandy […]

Annie Oakley

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On October 2, 2017

Since today has unfortunately been dominated by Americans’ obsession with guns and violence, might as well make tonight’s film perhaps the first gun scene ever placed on film, a demonstrat

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Connecting Today’s Threads

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On October 2, 2017
It’s almost as if allowing people to own weapons of mass destruction means that angry people could do terrible things. From the New York Post, Nov. 2006. pic.twitter.com/QLVygiXAkG — Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) October 2, 2017 Good for Petty that he eventually realized he can’t have guns around. A whole lot of angry people don’t realize […]

Movie Violence

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On June 3, 2017

This is a pretty great essay on the contradiction between hating real life guns and loving movie guns. Psychologically, of course, this all makes sense. Penn, Peckinpah, even Porter (according to some

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