A Gun in the Closet

By Tanya Ward Goodman   A boy in my hometown of Albuquerque shot his parents and his three siblings. Before he his shot his mom, his nine-year-old brother and his two sisters aged five and two, he went to the closet and got out a .22 rifle. Before he shot his father, he went back to the closet for a .223-caliber AR-15. Five more people are dead because there was a gun in the closet. It doesn’t...

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Boys and Guns and Kids and Lesbians

By Shannon Ralph It can’t be easy being the son of hard-core lefty-leaning liberal lesbians. At least, this is the message that came through loud and clear from my soon-to-be ten-year-old son, Lucas, this weekend. He didn’t say it in so many words. But I got the distinct feeling that he was thinking it. This weekend, my nephew had his 10th birthday party. The theme of the party was camouflage....

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