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Opinion: Gun Ownership is a Pointless Freedom

Only a few days before James Holmes gunned down 12 people at a midnight screening of Batman, Nathan Van Wilkins went on a shooting spree outside an Alabama bar, injuring 17. Only five months before these shootings, George Zimmerman shot dead Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager for little reason in …

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Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: Alcohol & Violence

The tragic death of teenager Thomas Kelly earlier this month has reignited debate about Australia’s “booze culture” and the level of violence in our society. Kelly died after being struck in the head by an assailant, now identified as 18-year-old Kieran Loveridge, late on a Saturday night in Kings Cross. Immediately following the …

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