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What You Need To Know About Gun Laws in the US The United States Constitution, through its Second Amendment, guarantees the right of Americans to bear arms. The right to own a gun, however, is not absolute. There are laws—both state and federal—that cover and limit the ownership of firearms. Here are some facts that […]

The epidemic of heroin use and deaths associated with heroin use needs to be addressed by non-criminal methods. Washingtom Post Editorial:  Heroin use is a public health emergency that calls for legislative solutions This article makes some good points, and I’ll share them. Agreed: “….we are skeptical that some measures to further criminalize already illegal […]

CNN Give the unemployed a second chance (“While discrimination against the long-term unemployed is permissible under the law, for individuals with a criminal conviction, it’s often mandatory. A groundbreaking report by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recently documented over 45,000 legal barriers faced by those with a criminal record — in employment, housing, […]

Myanmar Returns to What Sells: Heroin “Over the past decade, poppy cultivation and the opium it produces have flourished as poor farmers turn to the profitable crop.” BANG LAEM, Myanmar — A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden […]

No Charges Against Hinckley for Death of James Brady (“Federal prosecutors in Washington announced Friday they will not charge John Hinckley Jr. in connection to the shooting death of James Brady.”) Multiple sources are reporting that it is the end of a saga that began in 1981. Let’s see if I can get this drama […]