Category Archives: Guns

A Crucial Time to Consider Gun Controls

A Crucial Time to Consider Gun Controls The GOP Congressional baseball practice shooting is a poignant time to reconsider our lack of reacting to tragic mass shootings.  Yes, I know that Republicans are using our sympathetic reactions to the shooting … Continue reading

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Trump: Sacrifice the Rights of the Many to Catch Very Few

Trump: Sacrifice the Rights of the Many to Catch Very Few The series Star Trek often centered around Spock’s logic of sacrificing the few for the many, while Captain Kirk’s risking everyone and even sacrificing the Enterprise to pick up … Continue reading

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Trump Misleadingly Forgets that the Senate Needs to Confirm Supreme Court Justices

Trump Misleadingly Forgets that the Senate Needs to Confirm Supreme Court Justices In Trumps’ rally today, Trump said that if Clinton becomes President she will appoint the Supreme Court Justices. He neglected to say that the Senate must Advise and … Continue reading

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Justice Thomas, Background Checks, and Voting Rights of Blacks

  I had speculated in my mind that Justice Clarence Thomas might take over the late Justice Antony Scalia’s role of asking the most conservative questions, and he has. Justice Thomas actually had the most conservative voting record on the … Continue reading

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Universal Background Check Defeat and its reflection on the US as a democratic nation.

In some past posts, I have commented on how the US differs from a perfect, real, or even effective democracy.  There have been many excellent articles in major newspapers on the need for universal background checks, and I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Gun Ownership Just Got Riskier to Your Family

A New York Times March 9 article, Share of Homes With Guns Shows 4-Decade Decline, cites the General Social Survey that gun owning families has declined to 34% in 2012.  I wanted to update a previous article that I wrote on this … Continue reading

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World Cities With the Highest Number of Murders

Data on world cities murders is always by murder rates.  If a model of high murder rates in slums and low murders in better off areas and suburbs is a good approximation, then the murder rate is diluted by the … Continue reading

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Data on Murders in US Cities from 2010 to 2012

I haven’t found a source that lists the murders for major US cities, so I have started collecting some for the most problematic cities.  http://www.city-data.com/ was helpful for city by city data for 2010 and 2011.  Doing this for each … Continue reading

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LA County Gun Homicide Data

While gun homicides are outnumbered two to one by gun suicides, it is important to look at the tragedies of murders in the inner cities.  In this article I am just reporting on murders in LA County, but plan to add other … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Gun Ownership

There have been many excellent articles about gun control in the media with a million times more readers or viewers than I have.  So I have not felt the urge to publicize my views.  Also, there is a lack of … Continue reading

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