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Reflecting on the Aurora murders, we consider the false distinction between "bad guns" and "good guns." Murders by police of unarmed citizens (some while in handcuffs). Massive killing of civilians overseas in our "War on Terror." And a President who claims the legal right to kill anyone he chooses--even US citizens--without charges or trial. And does.
How can we condemn the RETAIL violence in Aurora while supporting the WHOLESALE violence at the heart of US domestic and foreign policy?
Includes nice articles by Amy Davidson (from The New Yorker) and Robert C. Koehler (from Common Dreams).
"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "benign neglect") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Music added: Fred Eaglesmith, "Time to Get a Gun"
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