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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.

Friday Nite Videos | April 9, 2021

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How Gun Rights Helped Mainstream Neo-fascists

Dave Anderson Boulder Weekly
Larry Pratt, a former Virginia state legislator, suggested that local armed militias should be formed to help in the war on drugs. His models were the civil defense patrols in Guatemala and the Alsa Masa vigilantes in the Philippines

Global Left Midweek - March 17, 2021

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The Left faces Islamophobia in Europe, as Myanmar masses start to see how they were used. More news and analysis from everywhere

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