Gun Control: Saving America From Themselves

I was in London when the Newtown massacre occurred. As a father of four and like so many others, the event devastated me and left me searching for answers. Realizing my American status, some Brits would ask me how Americans could tolerate these massacres. I had no answers, but wanted them. To make ……

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Gun Violence Is A Public Health Issue

If you’ve been following the recent spate of news on high-profile shootings lately, you may have seen somewhere that President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to the post of Surgeon General of the United States has been met with resistance by gun rights advocates, especially the National Rifle Association.  Firearms advocates are suspicious of Dr. Murthy’s view of gun violence being a public health issue, primarily because it may lead to additional avenues of firearms regulations through other government agencies, in particular the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. …

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UC Berkeley School Shooting: Mental Health vs. Gun Control

A gunman went on a drive by shooting spree on the night of Friday, May 23, 2014 at the University of Santa Barbara campus. These shootings left 7 people dead and another 8 injured. Many media outlets say that the answer to this is gun control; that banning guns, and changing the regulations connected to ……

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Gun Control Bill Correctly Predicted To Fail Back In February

If there were wagering on the passage of legislation, many people would be profiting from the defeat of the proposed gun control bill. Why? Back in February the Sunlight Foundation not only predicted a bill wouldn’t pass, they also predicted which Democrats would oppose the bill. How is…

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You Can’t Handle The Truth…Serum: A Legal Application

Technology and science may be getting more advance in our society, but the use of truth serum in court proceedings is still something of sci-fi fanfare. The use of sodium amobarbital, also known as “truth serum” is being considered to use on James Holmes, the shooter from Aurora, CO who open…

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NY’s SAFE Act: Mental Health Reporting Requirement

NASW NYS has issued this statement concerning the NY Safe Act, its implications for practicing social workers, and an important message on license protection for social workers in New York.
As we collectively continue to process the tragic event in Newtown, CT and look for real solutions to…

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Drones In America: Who’s The Target

Drones have become a household name in the past few years. Drone strikes seem to be the new face of modern warfare, allowing unmanned aircraft to eliminate determined threats without risk to military personnel. The Obama administration has become synonymous with the use of drones, although they…

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