Author Archive | Joanne Bamberger

The Intersection of Guns & Mental Health. Again.

In the wake of the recent Navy Yard shootings and the deaths of 12 victims (so far, not counting the deceased gunman), I’m reminded again of the conversations we seem to always have not only about gun control, but about the very dangerous intersection of the ability of those with mental health issues to obtain […]

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Regrets of the “Opt Out” Generation?

Ten years ago, Lisa Belkin, then writing at the New York Times, introduced us to what’s become known as the “opt out” generation — a group of accomplished, educated women who said they wanted to embrace their motherhood experiences without having to deal with the now-infamous conundrum of “work/life balance.” They tossed their suits and […]

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Will Illinois Towns Ban Assault Weapons?

Illinois has become the last state in America to allow its residents to legally carry concealed weapons.  While Governor Pat Quinn vetoed it, the state legislature was able to override his veto, but the bill contains a provision that allows Illinois municipalities to pass their own gun laws within a ten-day period, including potential bans […]

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