gun control

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    Becki Gray Discusses Gun Policy with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray went on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center to discuss gun policy and health care. The group discussed the lack of substantive policy conversation around gun policy in the General Assembly. Tiberii…
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
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    “Guns Don’t Kill People…Legislators Do”

    Photo of Apex Friendship High School students courtesy of Keung Hui of the News & Observer:                     Want to know more about today’s student protests supporting gun control?  Read the latest from Stoops and Sanders.
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2018
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    Nationwide student walkouts today

    Today is the day that students across the nation will stage a 17-minute walkout presumably to urge lawmakers to pass stronger gun laws. If you would like some background on the issues, I have published a three-part series on school shootings and student activism. School Shootings…
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2018
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    Ready For a Reasonable Discussion of Gun Violence? Here It Is.

    John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood answers host Tom Campbell’s question about the state of the national debate over gun control. This exchange took place during the Feb. 23, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH.   …
    Donna Martinez, February 27, 2018
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    When guns were marketed to educators

    Although this adds nothing meaninful to the current debate about arming teachers, I thought it was interesting that readers of the North Carolina Journal of Education regularly encountered advertisements for guns. Here is an advertisement from 1899.
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2018
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    Campaign dispatch, April 19, 2016: Elon Poll edition

    • A new Elon University Poll  of registered N.C. voters defies the conventional wisdom (and the media narrative) about House Bill 2: A near-majority (49 percent) said the state should not allow cities to mandate “ungendered” (my term) bathrooms, changing…
    Rick Henderson, April 19, 2016
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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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    You might be a ‘progressive’ if …

    … you think that the Aurora massacre — done by a grad student with a clean record, a high IQ, a history of working with underprivileged kids, no history of mental illness, no apparent red flags at all, who had meticulously planned the shooting for months and also booby-trapped…
    Jon Sanders, July 23, 2012