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Let Our Kids Shoot Back
Let Our Kids Shoot Back! Recent sweeping affirmations by the U.S. Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010), that "the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of... individual self-defense" as "a basic right" means gun possession by children and youths must be legalized immediately. Given the expansion of laws easing more widespread ownership of guns by adults and Court decisions forbidding lawmakers from infringing…
Avoid Easy "Blame the Media" Path on Crime
Two starkly diverging pathways for President-elect Barack Obama's crucial, so far unknown, public stance toward crime issues are emerging. This brief discusses the Easy Path:  Blaming youth, gangs, popular culture, and "the media" that former President Clinton largely embraced. News reports are abuzz with a barrage of "shocking new studies" declaring popular-media influences such as television, movies, rap music, and internet sites are pivotal causes of violence by youth. Unfortunately,…
School House Hype: Two Years Later
School House Hype: Two Years Later
School House Hype: The School Shootings, and the Real Risks Kids Face in America
School House Hype: The School Shootings, and the Real Risks Kids Face in America
Violence in America: How can we save our children?

A look at societal attitudes towards youth and delinquency.

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