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With 39 killed in Tunisia attack, the top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: “the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation.” The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or “advanced” countries. The worst public mass shooting are as […]

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State Department Hypocracy in the Security Clearance Process

After some years of being involved in overseas security contracting, primarily in the middle east, I have spoken with alot of security contractors. Most of them come from military backgrounds, and most of the opportunities were for U.S. State Department Security Contracts in support of embassy and diplomatic protection efforts in hostile countries. So as […]

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Ill. Senate Dems set up faceoff with House on guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Senate Democrats rejected gun legislation Tuesday that would have erased all local firearms ordinances, setting up a standoff with their party colleagues in the House over how to end Illinois’ status as the last state to ban the public possession of concealed weapons. The Senate Executive Committee approved its own version […]

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Jeffrey Scott Shapiro: A Gun Ban That Misfired

What I saw as a prosecutor in Washington, D.C., makes me wary of strict firearms laws. In the wake of the horrific elementary-school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last month, many Americans, desperate to do something in response, have decided that much stricter gun control is the answer. Democrats have proposed reinstating the 1994 Assault Weapons […]

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