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By Dan Berger | March 27, 1998
Guns don't kill; people do. Television violence doesn't murder; children do.One person's depraved Monster of the Oval Office is another's world-inspiring Conscience of Kigali.The more hotels to be built in the Inner Harbor, the quicker Charles Center will dematerialize.See "Titanic" before it goes down under the weight of all that statuary.Pub Date: 3/27/98
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April 16, 2007
Kudos to Cynthia Tucker for her column on the tragic state of affairs in this country on gun control ("The bloody results of America's bizarre love affair with guns," Opinion * Commentary, April 9). Ms. Tucker is right: We lack anything resembling a sane policy on guns. I expect The Sun will be inundated with letters making the same tired and flawed arguments about how "guns don't kill people; people do," and that our Second Amendment rights must be protected. And of course people, not weapons, instigate violence.
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NEWS
By Dan Berger | July 14, 1999
Guns don't kill. Bullets do. (This slogan available to whoever finds it useful, no attribution required.)Barak and Arafat talked a good game. Now they have to play it.Forget what O'Malley says. The cops ought to arrest fewer people, until the State's Attorney's Office gets its act together, but the right ones.A. Robert Kaufman for mayor! Never at a loss for words.Pub Date: 7/14/99
NEWS
March 7, 2001
GUNS DON'T KILL people. People kill people." Tell that to the parents of the two high school students who died Monday in Santee, Calif. Certainly, there's plenty of blame to go around: The alleged assailant had made threats that his peers seemed to take seriously -- but not seriously enough to alert their parents or authorities. At least one adult, interviewed on national television, indicated that he was aware of the 15-year-old freshman's boast that he planned to shoot up his school.
NEWS
By Arnold Rosenfeld | August 13, 1999
TELEVISION digs emotion. So the enduring image of the shootings at a suburban Los Angeles Jewish center will be that of little kids holding hands, fleeing the gunman who wanted to shoot them down like dogs. It is an image for our strange, dislocated times. A morbid, self-perpetuating ritual has been devised for such occasions: Anguished witnesses. Anguished relatives. Eloquent and inarticulate grief. Memorial services. Prayers for the dead and dying. Calls for tougher gun laws. Statements that guns don't kill people.
NEWS
March 7, 2001
GUNS DON'T KILL people. People kill people." Tell that to the parents of the two high school students who died Monday in Santee, Calif. Certainly, there's plenty of blame to go around: The alleged assailant had made threats that his peers seemed to take seriously -- but not seriously enough to alert their parents or authorities. At least one adult, interviewed on national television, indicated that he was aware of the 15-year-old freshman's boast that he planned to shoot up his school.
NEWS
August 12, 1999
ANOTHER SEARING image. More innocents being led from a bloody crime scene. This time it was children at a Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles. Last time, it was office workers in Alabama. The time before that, stock traders in Atlanta.This time -- just like last time and the time before that -- an unstable person had access to a powerful gun.And you can regrettably predict what comes next: The gun lobby repeats that "guns don't kill people, people kill people."Nonsense. You can draw a straight line in logic from the proliferation of guns in this country to the rising tide of senseless violence.
NEWS
By TOM TEEPEN | September 17, 1993
These things have happened in the last couple of weeks where Ilive:A 12-year-old girl was shot by two boys fighting over a gun. A 17-year-old was sentenced to life in prison for killing a 13-year-old honor student in a shootout with another youth. A 15-year-old shot and killed a schoolmate during lunch in the school cafeteria.So you can see right away what the problem is: There are still children in this country who are unarmed. Incredibly, some children are leaving for school, walking the streets, going on dates without packing heat to defend themselves.
NEWS
By Myriam Marquez | February 11, 1998
GUNS don't kill people -- people do. That's true, assuming that we're dealing with adults who know what they're doing when they pick up a handgun and shoot to kill.But don't tell me that guns don't kill children. They do every day. Children and teen-agers are involved in more than 10,000 unintentional shootings each year. In 1994, the last year for which statistics are available, 185 kids were killed in accidental shootings.Other hazardsOh, I know. I know. More kids drown in swimming pools or die with shattered skulls from bicycle accidents than from handguns.
NEWS
By Art Buchwald | April 23, 1993
THE QUESTION that many people are now asking is, "Why can't Johnnie shoot straight?" With millions and millions of teen-age dollars being poured into guns and ammunition, many schoolchildren are still unable to hit their targets.People are undecided about who is to blame for gun illiteracy. The schools maintain that it's up to the parents to teach their children how to shoot, and the parents say that learning how to fire a gun is something that the educators are responsible for.While the battle rages among the adults, the kids are the victims of gun illiteracy.
NEWS
By Robert Lee Mahon | May 19, 2000
UNION, Mo. -- I'm 53, white, male, middle-class and an English teacher with a doctorate. I'm married (twice) and come complete with kids, stepkids and an attitude so liberal I almost carry the cards: I vote left, think Gore Vidal and the ACLU are fine American institutions and get junk mail from Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Federation. If I were a couple of years younger and a lot more affluent, I'd be a yuppie. And I'm a member of the National Rifle Association. I joined more for the magazine and the conversations my NRA bumper sticker would start than for the organization.
NEWS
March 18, 2000
Would smarter guns keep young people from being shot? In response to The Sun's editorial "Smarter guns or none" (March 2), I am not only incredulous at the content of the editorial, but at the title. The Sun's assertion that Kayla Rolland is dead because of "the profusion of weapons for murder in American homes" is of no merit whatsoever. Kayla Rolland is dead because her classmate lived in an environment void of any moral instruction, other than what feels right at the moment. The boy who shot her was just imitating the behavior of those with whom he lived.
NEWS
By Arnold Rosenfeld | August 13, 1999
TELEVISION digs emotion. So the enduring image of the shootings at a suburban Los Angeles Jewish center will be that of little kids holding hands, fleeing the gunman who wanted to shoot them down like dogs. It is an image for our strange, dislocated times. A morbid, self-perpetuating ritual has been devised for such occasions: Anguished witnesses. Anguished relatives. Eloquent and inarticulate grief. Memorial services. Prayers for the dead and dying. Calls for tougher gun laws. Statements that guns don't kill people.
NEWS
August 12, 1999
ANOTHER SEARING image. More innocents being led from a bloody crime scene. This time it was children at a Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles. Last time, it was office workers in Alabama. The time before that, stock traders in Atlanta.This time -- just like last time and the time before that -- an unstable person had access to a powerful gun.And you can regrettably predict what comes next: The gun lobby repeats that "guns don't kill people, people kill people."Nonsense. You can draw a straight line in logic from the proliferation of guns in this country to the rising tide of senseless violence.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | July 14, 1999
Guns don't kill. Bullets do. (This slogan available to whoever finds it useful, no attribution required.)Barak and Arafat talked a good game. Now they have to play it.Forget what O'Malley says. The cops ought to arrest fewer people, until the State's Attorney's Office gets its act together, but the right ones.A. Robert Kaufman for mayor! Never at a loss for words.Pub Date: 7/14/99
NEWS
By Dan Berger | March 27, 1998
Guns don't kill; people do. Television violence doesn't murder; children do.One person's depraved Monster of the Oval Office is another's world-inspiring Conscience of Kigali.The more hotels to be built in the Inner Harbor, the quicker Charles Center will dematerialize.See "Titanic" before it goes down under the weight of all that statuary.Pub Date: 3/27/98
NEWS
By Stephen J. Cribari | October 19, 1990
I DEFEND those accused of criminal acts. Although many of my clients have had, and have used, handguns, I had never fired one. So when a friend of mine in law enforcement suggested I meet her at an indoor shooting range, I accepted.Even with ear protection, in a confined space the crack and blast from a handgun are intense and unsettling. In this it is not unlike a prison where radio and television compete for domination of the same room; where the sudden crash of metal doors and the explosive shout of angry voices compete for domination of the inmate's souls.
NEWS
September 16, 1991
Putting the lie to NRA's argumentsI read in The Evening Sun that a task force of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies is targeting violent criminals who use handguns. The assumption that the worst felons can be brought in on gun violations puts the lie to the old NRA line that "guns don't kill people; people kill people."Let's look at some of the NRA's positions. What can we think of people who wish to be guaranteed unconditional access to machine guns and armor-piercing bullets?
NEWS
By Myriam Marquez | February 11, 1998
GUNS don't kill people -- people do. That's true, assuming that we're dealing with adults who know what they're doing when they pick up a handgun and shoot to kill.But don't tell me that guns don't kill children. They do every day. Children and teen-agers are involved in more than 10,000 unintentional shootings each year. In 1994, the last year for which statistics are available, 185 kids were killed in accidental shootings.Other hazardsOh, I know. I know. More kids drown in swimming pools or die with shattered skulls from bicycle accidents than from handguns.
NEWS
By Steven O'Connor | August 15, 1994
THERE'S a bumper crop of bumper stickers out there. "Gun Control = People Control," presumably from the "Guns don't kill, people do," think tank, has to be my least favorite. And although I've never been one for figuring equations, that's one I don't want to see go unchallenged.As usual, the right-to-bear-arms lobby is ringing the personal liberty bell. National Rifle Association members like to cast themselves as patriots and freedom fighters, using bumper stickers to make their assertions clear.
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