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Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Debunking the “Good Guy With A Gun” Myth: Guns Do Not Make You Safer

January 27, 2015

**Note: This column appeared in Slate on 1/26/2015 ** Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association issued a passionate call to arms last year, painting a bleak picture of a dystopian America on the brink of collapse: We know, in the world that surrounds us, there are terrorists and home invaders and drug cartels and car-jackers and knock-out […]

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Guns and Children: A Tragic Combination

June 20, 2014

I have a new article out in Slate Magazine, one of the most shared columns in the last several months.  It is reproduced below. Co-authored with Devin Hughes Caroline Sparks was 2 years old. Her 5-year-old brother was playing nearby with his birthday present: a .22-caliber Crickett rifle.  His mother stepped outside for a moment, certain […]

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Why Stop-and-Frisk Does Not Work

April 16, 2014

The Inconsistency of Our Outrage The stop-and-frisk debate is instructive in that it spotlights the inconsistency in outrage that both conservatives and liberals display over the violation of constitutional rights. Many conservatives appear completely insensitive to the empirical reality that stop-and-frisk policies have led to fourth amendment violations against minorities time and time again. They […]

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