If you set out to write a parody of gun control, it might look like the real news from London, where guns don’t kill people, knives do.
I started off this process thinking, as do many of my political coreligionists, that reducing gun violence is simply a matter of will, and of overcoming the National Rifle Association.
United Nations data says Sweden had the second-highest rate of rape in the world in 2010. Subsequent data shows the 2010 number was only slightly higher than the 2015 number.
Being unsure about what’s going to happen and knowing we’re helpless to prevent it increases how afraid we are.
Why isn’t heart disease (about 611,000 deaths per year) a leading political issue instead of constitutionally protected guns (about 30,000 deaths per year)?
In the context of concerns about police brutality and growing mental health problems in our society, police officers discuss weak points in our social safety nets.
Fiscally sound policies can be humane. Just look at Georgia, where prison populations are down after initial justice reform.
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