Crime (page 37)

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    Hanson discusses gun control’s links to First and Second Amendment concerns

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online portrays the current heightened gun-control debate as clash between provisions of the Constitution’s First and Second Amendments. If advocates’ arguments in favor of gun restrictions are valid, Hanson argues, there are other implications those advocates might not…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2013
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    Drawing the wrong conclusion VII — pseudosuccessful drug war edition

    In December I wrote about lawmakers’ desire to restrict pseudoephedrine sales even more in a futile attempt to fight production of methamphetamine. I showed the history of meth production and how “the key ingredient to making meth depends on the policies in effect.” I discussed how legislative attempts to…
    Jon Sanders, January 10, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the unemployment insurance reform bill that will head to the new General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why it’s unsafe to politicize tragedy.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2013
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    Pro-gun leftist explains why an ‘assault weapons’ ban doesn’t work

    It’s a long article but well worth the read. It goes into the arbitrary definitions of “assault weapons,” the incredible rareness of the actual problem despite its sensational nature, the problem of perception and media portrayals, the Achilles’ heel of restricting magazine capacity, the question of grandfathering, and the…
    Jon Sanders, December 28, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. congressional delegation’s response to calls for increased gun control in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. The Daily Journal focuses on unrealistic job expectations linked to the notion that more education guarantees economic success.
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Duke Cheston reports for Carolina Journal Online that some private colleges in North Carolina and across the country are taking aim at spiraling tuition costs. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal says North Carolina’s efforts to fight meth labs through increased regulation are hurting innocent cold and flu…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2012
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    Highwaymen

    Those who read history or, for that matter, novels set in pre-Victorian times, know what highwaymen are. For others, let this definition found on the Internet suffice: The idea of robbing people while they travel along roads is a very old one. In the Middle Ages there were plenty…
    Jon Sanders, December 17, 2012
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    More get-tough-on-meth laws coming?

    My latest newsletter discusses why requiring a prescription for OTC cold medication won’t be effective against meth, but will make treating symptoms even more difficult for cold and allergy sufferers. Oh, and it’ll make Mexican narcotics labs happier.
    Jon Sanders, December 12, 2012