Once a day

Today’s interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization.

Naguib Mahfouz

onionAnyone remember Jay Dickey (U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2001 (R-AR))?

He’s a former shill for the NRA who in 1996 defunded the Center for Disease Control’s project that looked at guns and homicide (“Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor for Homicide in the Home”); doing so effectively wiped out all research by the CDC into reducing injury and death as a result of guns in the home.

Now he’s sorry.  So sorry.  He’s written to the Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force (Mike Thompson (D-California)) asking that the Dickey Amendment of 1996 be repealed and to please, please, let the CDC renew its research.

What is the true cost of gun violence?

The numbers the NRA leaves out

What if getting a handgun were as difficult as getting an abortion?

The Black Knight

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