The Banjo is Mightier than the Gun

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As a person who studies and writes about school and institutional violence, I constantly encounter arguments about the Second Amendment. A popular argument in favor of the broadest interpretation of the Second Amendment (i.e., the interpretation that the Second Amendment protects citizens from any limitations on the types or number of firearms they own) is […]

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Protecting Kids from the Second Amendment

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In 2009, 7,391 children and youth were hospitalized for firearm-related injuries.  Death occurred in just over 6% of the cases.  This is from a new study released today by Pediatrics, the journal with which I continue to have a dysfunctional relationship.  For example, Pediatrics says that it is important that I know this number, but […]

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