gun control Archive

My dad’s gun

When he was a boy, my dad received a marvelous gift: his father’s own boyhood rifle. It’s a beautiful object. Burnished wood stock, a thundercloud-grey barrel. After my dad died, it was the one thing I really wanted. At this moment – 2:45 a.m., cat stretched beside me in my Durham home, dog twitching on
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“The fierce urgency of now”: gun control

My wonderful colleague Joy Olson, the executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), posted this to her public Facebook page on January 6. It’s her account of President Barack Obama’s historic announcement on gun control on January 5. Yesterday I had an experience that will stick with me. I was at the White House
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Talking about guns

I’ve been conducting a summer tour de café, opening my MacBook in the fug of coffee shops in Durham and beyond. Normally, I’m solitary. No space-sharing, no talk-radio hum, definitely no music. The occasional chatter of a Meet Up (I’m talking to you, Carrboro Entrepreneurs at the Looking Glass) or grad students (bless them as
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