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Abortion issues play a significant role in several states

Alabama, Oregon, West Virginia. All three states had state ballot issues related to abortion. The ballot issue narrowly passed in West Virginia, soundly passed in Alabama and was soundly defeated in Oregon. The Alabama and […]

Tragedy, liberty, and the firearms debate

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I don’t own a gun and I’ve never shot a gun. But I also do believe in liberty.

I read a piece in the New Yorker this afternoon by Adam Gopnik. He discussed last night’s horrific tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. In a number of ways, I found the column to be little more than emotionally charged anti-gun rhetoric. It included statements like: “Make sure that guns designed for no reason save to kill people are freely available to anyone who wants one.”