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Bill Adkins: When it comes to preventing acts of violence, doing nothing is not the answer

What “logic” is there in a circumstance where a problem is recognized, one that delivers tragedy after tragedy, but then concludes that the U.S. constitution does not permit a solution?   No one respects the Second Amendment more than I do. Firearms – guns – are and have been an integral part of American history. From before the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, the Old...

Robert Treadway: In assault rifle debate, it
is crucial to understand historical perspective

The battle lines are being drawn. The shooting in Newtown, Conn., has brought the debate on gun control, and specifically on the control of assault weapons, to the front burner. I will not argue for or against a ban on assault rifles; this is a policy decision with far-reaching ramifications. What I will offer is a historical perspective on assault weapons, and a more modest argument that, whatever...

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour calls on musicians to respond to violence in schools

Staff Report   On Friday, Dec. 14, more than 40 children were killed or injured in two schools, one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and the other in China.   (From Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour) As a response to these recent events, Michael Johnathon’s Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour is calling for folksingers, cello players, poets, storytellers, bluegrass bands and...