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California’s Proposition 63 is about gun and ammunition control. Most of the attention is focused on how Prop 63 requires a background check to buy ammunition and bans high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Philosophy Talk asks about Gun Control

Mar 29, 2016

What kind of right is the right to bear arms, if it is a right at all? 

    

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016
"Super Bowl 50," by Flickr user Charlie Lyons-Pardue. Used under CC BY-NC 2.0 / resized and cropped

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Super Bowl 50’s crazy ticket prices drop slightly, but Niner fans still left out // Mercury News

Daily news roundup for Monday, December 14, 2015

Dec 14, 2015
“Pothole” by Flickr user JoshuaDavisPhotography. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 / resized and cropped

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Long neglected road maintenance is now urgent and expensive // CALmatters

Californians pay one of the highest gas taxes in the country yet we have some of the worst roads. The state needs $135 billion to repair all the roads in poor or mediocre condition that have been identified by state and local officials.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dec 2, 2015
CC Flickr User ForestEthics, Cropped.

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Mark Zuckerberg giving away 99% of Facebook stock to celebrate daughter's birth // Inside Bay Area

  

On the May 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what we can learn from police forces in other countries. Last year, British police fired their weapons just three times. Most police officers in Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand don’t carry guns, even when they’re on patrol. President Obama recently banned the sale of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. How will this affect how US police handle conflict? What other changes should be made? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

My reluctant relationship with guns

Jul 24, 2014

"What do you get out of shooting?" is a question with many layers here in the United States – a country that was founded, in part, on the right to bear arms. But that right comes with overwhelming responsibility and controversy. There are approximately 30,000 gun deaths in the U.S. every year. Many involve people who don't own guns, and many involve children. The nation seems torn, and even individuals who themselves want to own and shoot guns can find themselves conflicted.

Paintball: so good it hurts

Aug 5, 2013
Bastian Neumann 2009

In the world of extreme sports, paintball is pretty famous. There are leagues like The National Professional Paintball League, Paintball Sports Promotions, and many others outside of the United States. Here’s how it works: you run around with a paintball gun and shoot your enemy with pellets full of paint.  It sounds unsafe, but for the people who play say it’s fun and a great rush. KALW Student Reporter Christian Rose, an avid paintballer himself, headed out to the field to see just what’s so appealing about the game.

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Will Durst with a few choice words about the giant brouhaha resulting from Texas troopers confiscating tampons from female legislator gallery members during a debate on a bill that would outlaw most abortions in the state.