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The media has been flooded with a flurry of arguments for and against gun control, women’s rights, and rape since the March 4 vote on passing House Bill 1226; a bill that would ban carrying a concealed weapon on Colorado college campuses.  Rape victim Amanda Collins testified to the House Committee that, had she been able to carry her legal firearm on campus at the University of Nevada at Reno, the story of her rape may have been different. Despite ... Read More
Amid the usually flurry of ads for cars, junk food, and blockbuster movies, there was one Super Bowl ad this year that deserves to be shared and re-shared. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Michael Bloomberg’s initiative for more effective gun legislation, produced an ad that highlighted the NRA’s inconsistent stance on background checks. The ad aired in the Washington DC area, and featured footage of NRA head Wayne LaPierre speaking in favor of ... Read More
In response to mounting pressure from activists and everyday citizens alike, the White House has finally begun to explore ways to strengthen gun control in America. And as if the mere fact of that isn’t good news enough, the solutions under consideration are executive orders that would not require the backing or cooperation of our immovable Congress. After Vice President Joe Biden met with the NRA last week, it became abundantly clear that the White House ... Read More
  It’s hard to pin down a woman with a gun (in more ways than one). Cathryne Czubek’s new documentary, A Girl and a Gun, takes on the historically complex relationship between American women and firearms—and the portrait that emerges may surprise those who expect another Bowling for Columbine. Czubek captures some shockingly incongruous images—the mom with a baby in one arm and a shotgun in the other, the Tai Chi instructor proudly ... Read More