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One Nation Under the Gun

The past year has been a prolific one for films concerning violence. Among the powerful films coming out are Katie Couric’s documentary about gun violence; “3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” the powerful doc about the “Stand Your Ground” murder of teenager Jordan Davis; and “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” by Brave New Films.

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Disarming Discoveries: How I Wrote a Book and Joined a Cause

If you had asked me two weeks ago, I’d have said I was an author, not an activist. But with the recent publication of my novel, “Nuns with Guns,” the lines have become a bit blurred.

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The NRA Shows How it Feels About African-Americans

Recently, I watched a video that the National Rifle Association (NRA) released in response to a speech that President Obama gave in Chicago at a conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on October 27.

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Wisconsin Colleges Shouldn’t Be Badgered into Allowing Guns in Classrooms

There are over 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States, the majority of which prohibit students from carrying firearms on their campuses. Unfortunately, I happen to attend a school that has been forced to allow guns in “right-of-way” areas, and which might have to permit them in my classrooms soon as well.

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My Dad and Guns

My father hunted game regularly when I was a kid, and we ate venison and pheasant every autumn. I shot rifles and pistols in target practice when we vacationed in the mountains. Guns were part of my life growing up.