Guns, home, protecting kids
The author writes, "For the past 19 years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics have collaborated to encourage parents to ask the parents of their children's friends if they have guns in their houses before allowing them to visit. ... They call it the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign. And ASK Day — the day each year that the campaign urges parents to take part — is June 21. The reason? One in three homes with children have guns. Three in four children from ages 5 to 14 know where those guns are located. And 80% of unintentional firearm deaths of kids under the age of 15 occur in homes." Photo credit: Melinda / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Today, You Should Ask the Parents of Your Kids’ Friends if They Have Guns at Home — Here’s How

Senator Warns Troopers to ‘Come Heavily Armed’ ; Transgender Rights Get Important Win in Ninth Circuit ; and More Picks

Senator Warns State Troopers to ‘Come Heavily Armed’ ; Transgender Rights Get Important Win in Ninth Circuit ; and More Picks 6/21

Oregon Republican Senator Threatens State Troopers, Warning Them to ‘Come Heavily Armed’ (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Tensions were already smoldering in the Oregon Senate Wednesday, when Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, poured gasoline on the situation, suggesting he would shoot and potentially kill any state trooper sent to haul him unwillingly back to the Capitol.”

Justice Alito Just Wrote the Most Terrifying Sentence to Appear in a SCOTUS Opinion in Years (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “On the surface, Gundy v. United States is a victory for a vibrant government and the democratic constitutional order that’s prevailed in the United States for many decades…Scratch just one inch below the surface, however, and Gundy is the harbinger of an anti-government revolution.”

Tom Cotton Wages Lonely Campaign to Attack Iran (DonkeyHotey)

From Politico: “Tom Cotton wants to bomb Iran, and he has Trump’s ear.”

Transgender Rights Get Important Win in Ninth Circuit (Reader Stephanie)

The author writes, “A decision issued Friday means anti-transgender policies must have an ‘exceedingly persuasive justification’ to be constitutional.”

Dolphins Form Friendships Through Shared Interests Just Like Us (Mili)

The author writes,When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest. The research provides further insight into the social habits of these remarkable animals.”


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