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The Ad for the Gun a 5-Year-Old Used to Shoot His 2-Year-Old Sister (Video)

Justin Peters Slate
There is a long tradition in this country of children—primarily in rural areas—learning to shoot at a young age. But there is a point where all reasonable people need to admit that a kid is too young to own and/or shoot a real rifle that shoots real bullets. Four years old—the age the Kentucky boy who shot his 2-year-old sister apparently was when he received a Crickett rifle as a gift—is way, way too young.

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Wendell Berry Reflections
As the matter of gun control remains unresolved, the comments of poet Wendell Berry seem particularly relevant.

Friday Nite Videos | September 13, 2019

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Edward Snowden in Exile: ‘You Have to Be Ready to Stand for Something.’ Musicians Love Making Fun of Bob Dylan. Beto O'Rourke: 'We're going to take away your AR-15.' John Oliver: Filibuster. How Black Americans Were Robbed of Their Land.

Stop Blaming Mental Illness

Alan I. Leshner Science Magazine
We should apply science to the problem of mass shootings. The Senate should pass the House bill funding research on gun violence, and the country should stop scapegoating people who suffer from mental illness.
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