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Guns and Men in America

December 30th, 2014 · No Comments

There have been at least 70 mass shootings in the U.S. since 1982. If Americans think such shootings are more common now, it’s because they are. Nearly half of the 70 mass shootings have happened since 2006. What are the reasons?  Our news media respond with a number of possibilities: the easy availability of guns […]

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Tags: Guns · Journalism · Journalism Ethics

America Is Mentally Ill, and Should Be Disqualified from Owning Guns. Thanks NRA!

December 24th, 2012 · No Comments

  Let’s take the main idea of the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre seriously (despite his many factual errors): he cites violent video games, movies, and music videos as the real problem of violence in America. America’s top lobbyist for the consumer weapons industry said the following, as a way of explanation a week after […]

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Tags: Guns · Journalism Ethics · Politics