Friday, February 12, 2016     Volume: 16, Issue: 49

Weekly Poll
What do you do to help keep your neighborhood safe?

I'm a member of our Neighborhood Watch.
I make a point to get to know all my neighbors.
I peer through the blinds making sure nothing is amiss.
I warn my neighbors whenever my husband is cooking dinner.

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Debating fire

The gun-control debate has mostly revolved around interpretation of the Second Amendment. It would be more productive, instead, to focus on societal ramifications of the prevalence of guns. The Violence Policy Center analyzed the data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics for a five-year period (2007-2011). It revealed that average annual “defensive” gun use occurred 67,740 times. In 2009, this... [ Read More ]

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