To my mind, there’s simply no excuse for semiautomatic weapons, which are military weapons, being available to civilians in the United States. You don’t need such a weapon to hunt or for self-defense. These things can be done with an ordinary rifle or pistol.
Lauren Feeney, Bill Moyers & Company
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(August 16, 2012) On his oft-cited blog Informed Comment, author, scholar and historian Juan Cole writes about the Middle East and American politics. In the wake of the attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, Cole compared our nation’s response to what he calls “white terrorism” with its response to “other” (read: Islamic) terrorism. We reached him by phone to learn more.
Lauren Feeney: The two recent mass shootings at a movie theater in Colorado and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin — were they terrorism?
How Long will We let the National Rifle Association and Corrupt Politicians Kill our Children? Juan Cole, Informed Comment
(07/20/2012) Police in Aurora, Colorado say that they do not think that James Holmes had an accomplice.
Of course he had an accomplice. He had lots of them. He had much of the gun lobby and much of the US Congress as accomplices.