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The state of the culture

Animal rescue

An interesting dilemma of the modern age: How far should we go to save our pets?

Three is the new 10

Sounds about right:

Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation.

Well, they got Archie

The armpit of change

Let's talk about guns

Remember Dick Metcalf? He's the Guns & Ammo editor who got fired for wtiting a column saying that guns could be regulated without anybody's Second Amendment rights being violated. He has an interesting observation on "why we can't talk about guns":

Metcalf said it seems logical that if we can require people to get training before the operate a car, we can require them to get training before operating a firearm.

Mr. Anonymous

Let's start the week with a soft, non-controversial suggestion. News organizations grant women who say they were raped anonymity because being a rape victim is so shameful the woman's life would be ruined forever if her name were known. So, if the crime is that bad, why don't we withhold the name of the accused until it's dtermined whether he's actually guilty or not?

Dorky

Another walk-back

Well, that didn't take long:

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association has rolled back an earlier statement criticizing "open carry" rallies in Texas in which gun rights advocates have brought military-style assault rifles into public places.

Another walk-back

Well, that didn't take long:

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association has rolled back an earlier statement criticizing "open carry" rallies in Texas in which gun rights advocates have brought military-style assault rifles into public places.

How they carry on

Gun-control advocates sometimes ask if the NRA will always have a "never give an inch" attitude or whether there is something so extreme even that group would speak out. Well, now we know: Asking gun owners to show a little restraint does not violate the spirit of the Second Amendment:

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