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On Rittenhouse’s acquittal

Reading Time: 9 minutes “The idea of citizens arming themselves to supplement the police, when the police are being too casual with protestors, when the police aren’t being fascist enough.  That’s not anything I thought I’d see in my lifetime in this country. It feels like a really dark place; it feels like a really really dark moment.” – […]

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Atlanta Shooter’s Church Deletes Dodgy Sermons

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Atlanta gunman recently shot a number of women, most of them being Asian American women. This has caused a number of uncomfortable conversations to take place – was this a case of misogyny or good old-fashioned racism, or both, or neither? FiveThirtyEight had a really worthwhile conversation on this that I got a lot […]

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Ted Cruz and His Erroneous Claims about Guns

Reading Time: 3 minutes Senator Ted Cruz never misses a chance to speak out against gun control and digs the Second Amendment. He does so to such a degree that … he held a 2015 campaign event (during the presidential primary race) at an Iowa gun shop and range. Before he ascended to Congress (and abandoned freezing Texas constituents while fleeing […]

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Religion Shapes American Attitudes about Gun Ownership, Study Shows

Reading Time: 4 minutes For those of us in the atheistic blogosphere, the fact that there is a close relationship in the States between gun ownership (and fervour) and religiosity is not surprising. This piece of research is an interesting window into that relationship: Whether it’s a fear of violence or a steadfast belief in constitutional rights, Americans have […]