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6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: School Shootings Continue

In the eight months since the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newtown, Conn., school shootings have continued to occur in our country. The death toll is less in each instance, and the victims’ average age is older, but the point remains: schools in the United States are vulnerable to armed attacks on their students. A [...]

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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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See the Good in a Sea of Bad

Saturday morning I woke up, made a cup of coffee and sat down on the computer waiting for my children to wake up. I started scrolling thru pictures on my Instagram account and came across the one to the left. In fact the more I scrolled thru, the more pictures I saw of the same [...]

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Abortion and Guns: Pick Your Amendment, the 14th or the 2nd

I came to Jackson as a part of the project on sexual education, religion and public policy. But, the truth is a much wider net had to be cast. I couldn’t talk about sex-ed without talking about contraception. I couldn’t talk about contraception without talking about abortion. Abortion is inextricably linked to the larger cycle [...]

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