Second Amendment

Opinion editor’s note: Star Tribune Opinion publishes letters from readers online and in print each day. To contribute, click here. ••• LANGUAGE DEFINING WOMEN Well-meaning — and problematic The July 5 commentary “A second front in the war on women” should not have put the left’s well-meaning, inclusive language on the same footing as the
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Miguel S. Coronado: “California mailed more than 22 million ballots to voters before Tuesday’s primary election. But, as of June 8, just 3.5 million had been counted. We wonder why Republicans run communities of color. If you don’t vote, don’t complain.” Most people who don’t vote, particularly people of color, choose not to because they
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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? And so another Independence Day has come and gone, this past one focking complete with some douchebag’s celebration of the bullshit-interpretation of the Second ferkakta Amendment “rights” from the Constitution, so’s to constitutionally wreak havoc from a rooftop so’s to wreak deathly “constitutional rights”
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Our most fragile members of society are our children, which is why when shooters go after schools it disrupts society at its most fundamental level. Right behind schools are celebratory events (Vegas shooter, yesterday’s Trump supporter), stores/theaters, and places of worship. If a malignant actor — say, Putin — wanted to truly disrupt American society,
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(Photo: Getty/iStock) Another week and another appalling mass shooting in the US. And on the Fourth of July of all days. In this case, early reports indicate that at least six people were killed, and thirty people were injured, when a lone gunman opened fire on people taking part in an Independence Day parade, using
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NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Christine Emba from the Washington Post penned a scathing op-ed on Tuesday suggesting that the active shooter is the “new symbol for the Fourth of July.” She began by discussing the events surrounding the Highland Park shooting during a Fourth of July parade in Illinois. The shooting
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The deadly July 4 attack in Highland Park, Ill., underscores how a cherished Constitutional right is under attack — the 1st Amendment right to peacefully assemble. Even before this most recent shooting, it had become dangerous to congregate in public. In dozens of incidents across the United States, counterprotesters armed with assault weapons and other
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Tony Bouza BY TONY BOUZA We are the only Western country that regularly awakens to news of slaughters of our children by idiots with ridiculously easy access to all forms of firearms. In the aftermath of these awful and preventable events (we do regulate and license vehicles and a lot of other things), the leaders
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Another Fourth of July is upon us. Once again we are preparing to celebrate our Independence Day with parades, ball games, cookouts and community gatherings. Loudspeakers will resound with “My Country Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful.” Our hearts will swell at the familiar words, “From every mountainside, let freedom ring” and “Brotherhood from
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