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France Suffers Terror Attack, Why Am I Not Surprised?

  Today France suffered its most violent homeland terror attack in over 50 years, as three gunmen attacked the Paris office of the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Chiaramonte) The gunmen specifically targeted the publication for its historical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, before wandering the streets screaming “Allahu Akbar” (translated as “God is Great”) and proclaiming the attack as…

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2014: End of Year Wrap-Up with Ferguson

So here we are my intrepid Internet freedom lovers. The end of 2014 is hours away, and I thought I’d wrap up the year with a final critique on the Ferguson events. There were other events and obviously the 2A community endures on, but I often wonder what we’ve gained is offset by what we…

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My Thoughts on Ferguson: Prepare for a Shit Storm

So basically for a variety of reasons, I’ve been rather quiet as of late. Work has been busy, the wife and I have been even busier, and there frankly has been little time in the evenings for me to work on writings. But with the looming decision by the Grand Jury on the shooting of…

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The Next Evolution of the ‘Knockout Game’?

So previously I had written on the advent of the knockout game in 2013. Basically targeted assault of an unsuspecting individual in the hopes of a “one punch knockout”. Unfortunately, it would seem that since then, the concept of the game has now evolved into mob-style assaults targeting people along largely racial lines. Video showed in…