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A retort: Positives of gun bans

“If you ban guns, criminals will just get them anyway,” is a statement frequently made by those opposed to gun control. For the frequency this statement appears, however, it’s almost never backed up by any data, or indeed by any further statements at all. The mere formation of that sentence is apparently enough to settle…

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Unlearn what you have learned about academese

Bruce Lee had a philosophy about fighting. Although loathe to try to quantify and stratify the world of martial arts, he believed that there were three general tiers a fighter would occupy in his lifetime. In the beginning, prior to any training or conditioning, a normal person, pushed to fight, would fight not with skill…

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Bans don’t address root of gun problem

In light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut, many have suggested banning what the media calls “assault weapons.” President Rosenberg has declared he won’t help fund the campaign of any candidate who doesn’t vow support for a ban on “military-style assault weapons.” After all, the Connecticut shooter had a .223 tactical semi-automatic rifle when…

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