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New World Notes - Good Guns, Bad Guns

08/21/2012 12:00 pm
08/21/2012 12:30 pm



This week on New World Notes: radio program #233, August 21, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst takes a timely look at the controvery about gun control.

Reflecting on the Aurora murders, we consider the false distinction gun-control advocates make between "bad guns" (such as "semiautomatic assault weapons") and "good guns" (such as Uncle Jake's old pump shotgun).


We also consider a spate of murders by police of unarmed citizens--some while in handcuffs. Massive killing of civilians overseas in our "War on Terror." And a President who claims the legal right to kill anyone he chooses--even US citizens--without charges or trial. And does.
How can we condemn the retail violence in Aurora while accepting the wholesale violence at the heart of US domestic and foreign policy?
Includes nice articles by Amy Davidson (from The New Yorker) and Robert C. Koehler (from Common Dreams).
Music added: Fred Eaglesmith, "Time to Get a Gun"
New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "benign neglect") of WWUH-FM, a community service of the University of Hartford.

You can listen to any installment of New World Notes online or else download it (as an mp3 audio file) for later listening. The show is archived at both A-Infos Radio Project and (from #90 onwards) the Internet Archive. Either link should get you a reverse-chronological listing of available installments. Or browse the show's Web site: Each installment has a page; each page has links to the recorded audio; and a handy table of contents will quickly find the installment you want.

Series overview: Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want--and what they're trying to make us settle for.