Tag Archives: National Rifle Association

Remember what they do

by Sarah Mensch Every day, 93 Americans are killed by gun violence. I am twenty-one years old. In my lifetime, more than 630,000 people have been killed by guns in the United States. That many victims, many of them children, could fill … Continue reading

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Shooting down morality: a picnic for the gun industry. Part 1.

  In his new book, Moral Disengagement: How people do harm and live with themselves, psychologist Albert Bandura does a masterful job of showing how, for example, the National Rifle Association (NRA) promotes moral disengagement to promote arms sales at all … Continue reading

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The first American gun control law: the Second Amendment

The arms manufacturers and NRA lobbyists have it all backwards. The Second Amendment was not created to guarantee an individual right to bear and use arms for whatever purposes desired. Instead, the Amendment… Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day messages for peace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isk2IPplDZY

Today is Valentine’s Day, a day to embrace love over hate, non-violence over death and destruction, peace over war. Many groups that embrace an ethic of peace and social justice focus some of their creative energy and dedication to Valentine’s … Continue reading

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