Why Are Toys More Regulated Than Guns?

Toys are regulated more strictly than guns. Does that make you feel safe? Credit: Corbis A recent column in The New York Times has a provocative headline: Why Not Regulate Guns as Seriously as Toys? Actually, it's a good question. ...I can't even buy certain cold medicines without a prescription. But I could buy a handgun.

Are Jared Loughner's Parents to Blame for His Actions?

A note from a 10-year-old boy lies in the memorial for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside her Tucson, Arizona, office. Credit: Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times/MCT A columnist in the Philadelphia Daily News asks the following: "At t...Shouldn't Loughner's parents have had some idea of what he was capable of?

The Terrible Thing in Arizona and Why the Media Is Missing the Point

There was a terrible thing that happened in Arizona last weekend. A terrible thing. The person who caused that terrible thing to happen appears to suffer from some type of serious mental illness. Things this person had written, which were nons...I don't know what brought Jared Loughner to rob the world of so many innocent lives, but what I do know is that we have a crappy mental health system in this country.

Parents of Arizona Shooting Suspect Devastated, Neighbor Says

Residents of Tucson, Ariz., reflect at a makeshift memorial located in front of the University Medical Center on Monday. The memorial has been set up for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who is at the hospital in critical condition, and ...Jared Loughner's parents, Randy and Amy Loughner, are devastated, according to a neighbor.


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