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Tag: 2nd Amendment

April
7th

NRA strategy: Squelch free speech and scientific research

This editorial will appear in Monday’s print edition.

Hypocrisy, thy name is NRA.

The National Rifle Association fiercely defends the Second Amendment rights of some people – in part by trying to quash the First Amendment rights of others.

It’s one way the organization has worked to prevent information on guns from getting out – information badly needed in efforts to curb the nation’s epidemic of gun violence.

An example: In 2011, the NRA actually got encoded in Florida law a gag order barring doctors from talking to their patients about guns in the home. Not only did this infringe on medical providers’ freedom of speech, it interfered with the doctor-patient relationship. (The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors counsel patients on firearm-injury prevention.) Read more »

July
30th

Gun Talk

“Go ahead, make my day.”

That wasn’t Dirty Harry talking. That was his gun talking.  Talking real cool.

As a good, orthodox Liberal, I like the usual bleeding-heart stuff — stuff like peace rallies, the public option, Gay rights, taxing the rich and, according to Glenn Beck, I like destroying America with my liberal agenda.

But, when it comes to one issue, I admit to veering right of my liberal agenda to destroy America.

To my liberal peers, I apologize, but must admit, I don’t mind the 2nd Amendment.

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