Category Archives: Guns

Rep. Costello, Do Your Job!

“Rep. Costello, do your job!” was the first of several chants by the 25 people assembled under his office window on West Market St. on June 27. Then, it was on to “Background checks now!” and “No guns for terrorists!” … Continue reading

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Shipwrecks, climate disruption, mass shootings

This excerpt from Kathryn Schulz, “Writers in the Storm” (The New Yorker, Nov. 23, 2015), seems to me a good analogy for the human slowness in solving problems: It is difficult … to appreciate how catastrophic the weather could be … Continue reading

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Long guns and House Bill 1010

A bill pending before the PA House of Representatives (HB 1010) and Senate (SB 1049) would require that purchasers of “long guns” from a seller who is not a dealer or manufacturer pass a background check before a registered dealer, … Continue reading

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PA Senate: Protect pigeons not people

Never let it be said that Harrisburg lacks a sense of irony: “Pa. Senate votes to ban pigeon shoots” by PETER JACKSON, AP, philly.com, 10/15/14: HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Guns were a hot topic Wednesday in the Pennsylvania Senate, which … Continue reading

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