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BRACK:  Demand real gun control

BRACK:  Demand real gun control

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |   Let me be crystal clear:  It is time for real gun control.

No more pussyfooting around the edges.  No more talk and blather as more people are killed in mass shootings in churches, schools, nightclubs and music festivals.

Real. Gun. Control.

Let me also be clear:  This does not mean the government is going to take away your guns. Remember when President Obama got elected president and the nutcases shouted and screamed that he would take away guns?  Did he?  No.  Instead, a vocal sub-minority of zealots pitched an NRA-led fit to make people believe authorities would take away their guns.  And the violence continued.

by · 10/06/2017 · Andy Brack, Commentary
BRACK: The time to do nothing on guns has passed

BRACK: The time to do nothing on guns has passed

By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report | After the Orlando shootings, my wife wrote a letter to several newspaper editors that made me think.

She boiled all of the back and forth about escalating gun violence in America into a simple, salient point that many seem to have missed: It’s become an issue of national security.

by · 06/17/2016 · Andy Brack, Commentary
MY TURN:  Why doesn’t this country do something to curb gun violence?

MY TURN: Why doesn’t this country do something to curb gun violence?

By Elliott Brack, special to Statehouse Report | Guns were the cause of two recent tragedies in the South, in Chattanooga this week, and recently in Charleston, S.C. You wonder where it will happen next. For it will.

by · 07/24/2015 · Commentary, My Turn
"Mother" Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, S.C.

BRACK: Charleston shooting brings sadness, shock, anger, frustration

By Andy Brack, June 18, 2015 | As I headed to bed Wednesday night, a white gunman shot and killed nine people in an historic black church in the center of town just four blocks from where I used to live. Unaware of the evil, sleep came quickly.

But in the wee hours, the ping of a text from an Australian colleague woke me. I didn’t want to read it and tried to go back to sleep. But after tossing and turning, I read the text, only to learn the heart-wrenching news about what was going on a few miles away. I was dazed. Several instant reactions percolated and struggled to the surface:

by · 06/18/2015 · Andy Brack, Commentary