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gun control


On Flags, Fire, and Change

Submitted by John W. Pell on July 3, 2015 - 12:57pm

When I first moved to the South to attend graduate school, I remember seeing Confederate Flags in shop windows, on houses, and even once in a bookstore near a section dedicated to alternative-history fiction. Being from the Pacific Northwest, I was not accustomed to seeing this icon in public, but I was even less familiar with the slogan that often accompanied the rebel flag:

“It ain’t hate, it’s heritage.”



Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 16, 2013 - 9:42pm

NRA Statement in Response to President Obama's Gun Control Proposals


What Next?

Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 17, 2012 - 9:37am

From Barry Brummett:


Is "Concealed Carry" a Rhetorical Problem

Submitted by syntaxfactory on November 2, 2011 - 8:32am

Wisconsin passed a Concealed Carry law this week. 400,000 visits to the permit website and 83,000 applications downloaded later, I guess it's a success.



concealed handguns in the classroom?

Submitted by slewfoot on April 16, 2009 - 1:23pm

Music: Willie Nelson: Stardust (1984)

Today is the "student walk-out" day to protest a bill that would allow licensed gun-owners to carry concealed guns on campus. When I first heard about this I laughed it off as ridiculous, but apparently it actually has a possibility of passing. None of my students elected to participate in the walk-out (I told them they could without penalty).