Tag: Newtown CT

The Troubled Young Terrorist Next Door
July 21, 2015

The Troubled Young Terrorist Next Door

BY FROMA HARROP The details about Mohammad Abdulazeez, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga grad accused of murdering four Marines and a sailor, dripped out in the familiar pattern. The first thing to come out of the shocking news is the name of the alleged attacker. Then there is speculation about what sick ideology may…

The Second Amendment: Beginnings And Present
February 20, 2013

The Second Amendment: Beginnings And Present

BY VERN TURNER Recent mass killings of our citizens by other citizens who enjoy the right to keep and bear arms kicked off many debates and calls for more laws, regulations and restrictions on the weapons used in some of these incidents. Advocates of Second Amendment rights divide themselves into the camps of fear of…

The Tyranny Of Fear
February 7, 2013

The Tyranny Of Fear

BY VERN TURNER For the two months since the dreadful tragedy in Newtown, CT I’ve resisted writing any formal pieces discussing the issue of guns. Then, a deranged and unhinged former FBI agent e-mailed me an article written by the editor of something called The Natural News, Mike Adams. It was so shocking and disturbing…

The Promise And The Pontificators
January 19, 2013

The Promise And The Pontificators

BY SUSAN ESTRICH My eyes filled with tears as I listened to the parents of the victims of the shooting in Newtown, CT, speak out, many for the first time. They gathered to announce the founding of a nonprofit group, Sandy Hook Promise. Their purpose was to engage in the public dialogue about what they…

The Other Side Of The Gun Debate
January 11, 2013

The Other Side Of The Gun Debate

BY SUSAN ESTRICH As politicians in Washington debate whether new laws should be issued to tighten up on background checks, impose limits on assault weapons and regulate ammunition sales and the like – a debate likely to be dominated by politics – it is worth focusing on the other side of the gun question, the…

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