Public Safety (page 11)

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    The need for ‘gunsplaining’

    David French of National Review Online explains how ignorance involving guns hampers the debate over their future in America. It’s become popular on the left — thanks in part to a widely-shared Washington Post op-ed by Adam Weinstein — to scorn so-called “gunsplaining.” Weinstein defines the term as…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2018
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    Warning about telecom database overhaul

    In case you don’t have enough to worry about, Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon highlights another potential emergency on the horizon. An impending overhaul of the national U.S. telecommunications database is prompting fears the transition could spark a catastrophic failure, crippling emergency communications networks across the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Rockingham County sheriff’s update about local efforts to improve school safety. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal examines the economic benefits of North Carolina’s pro-growth, limited-government policies.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2018
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    A warning about U.S defense

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a disturbing hole in the U.S. national defense system. The United States lacks defenses against Chinese and Russian hypersonic missiles and needs to speed up work to counter the threat, the commander of the Strategic Command told a Senate hearing…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2018
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    “If the NRA didn’t exist, we would still have the second amendment.”

    Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson and syndicated columnist John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions about the latest developments in the national debate over school safety and gun laws. These exchanges took place during the March 16, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH for Rick’s comments about…
    Donna Martinez, March 19, 2018
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    Pill control is not enough

    More widespread availability of anti-addiction medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone would help with the opioid crisis, Sally Satel writes in Politico, as would “a better addiction treatment infrastructure.” Motivated patients also benefit greatly from cognitive behavioral therapy and from the hard work of recovery—healing family rifts, reintegrating into the…
    Joseph Coletti, March 9, 2018
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    National Review columnist contends left will never win gun-control debate

    David French explains at National Review Online why he believes gun-control advocates never will reach their ultimate goal. …[T]he individual decision to purchase and carry a gun isn’t rooted in some sort of strange gun fetish or Wild West swagger but rather in the fundamental desire (and right)…
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a national expert’s warning to N.C. lawmakers about the potential danger of an electromagnetic pulse attack. The Daily Journal focuses on the damage inflicted on our constitutional system when federal judges ignore or undermine the U.S. Supreme Court’s precedents.
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2018