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Defensive Gun Use: Gary Kleck Misfires Again

March 09, 2015

This is a response to Gary Kleck’s article in Politico.  This response is attached as an addendum there: When Gary Kleck can’t defend, he attacks. Instead of offering new insight, Kleck instead baselessly speculates on our motives, suggesting we “hope that total gun prohibition will one day be politically achievable.” To be clear: prohibition is not […]

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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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