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I am a prize-winning author and journalist with over 20 years of experience specializing in health care, retirement issues, and the nexus between business and public policy. I write regularly for The New York Times, Newsday, The Scientist, Institutional Investor, and more

When Police — and 9-Year-Olds — Have Too Many Guns

The New York Times, Aug. 31 and 29, 2014




Each time that gun-toting Americans perpetrate a new horror, the majority of people say: Surely, this will finally persuade Congress to enact gun control. Surely the NRA can’t condone this. Columbine. Sandy Hook. Aurora. Gabrielle Giffords. And each time, nope, nothing changes. The NRA blusters and lies, and Congressional Republicans hedge and run away. Now it’s no longer mentally troubled young men on shooting sprees. Now we have military-armed police killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, and a nine-year-old girl on a “family vacation” at a rifle range killing an employee by accident. Now, Congress?



From the other side: Check out my book reviews for The National at http://www.thenational.ae/featured-content/search?searchKey=Fran+Hawthorne&choice=true&pageNumber=1 and The New York Journal of Books at http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/search/apachesolr_search/Fran%20Hawthorne

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