Tag Archives: gun rights

Gun nuts make lousy lovers: Playboy, the 1960s, and the infancy of the modern gun debate


As I am wont to do, I picked up a number of old magazines at a flea market this weekend. In a batch of old issues of Playboy, I was interested to run into a few articles, observations and letters that helped illustrate the early days of what we now know to be the modern debate over gun laws. I […]

On political optics, dangerous precedent …

On political optics, dangerous precedent, avoiding looking like a friend to child molesters, and how journalism works I was heartened to read Rep. Brian Jones’ opinion piece about the dangerous precedent set by the passing of LD 576 [Resolve to Protect Concealed Handgun Permit Information on a Temporary Basis]. He wrote: I won’t write about […]