"The truth is the truth, or the truth is surely a lie."
Issue Number 7 Dec '93 - Jan '94
A Free Press Special Report:
America On a Hair Trigger:
The Case for Gun Control
Now that politicians are finally mustering the bravery to stand up to the National Rifle Association, all eyes are turning to Olympia, where lawmakers have their sights set on passing the state's first meaningful gun control in more than a decade.
Our coverage begins with First Word and continues in the articles below. We hope that this package will add depth to an historically demagogic debate.
cover art by Jenny Schmid
photo this page by Brian Benson
The First Word
What's So 'American' About Killing Each Other?
by Mark Worth
Can't Control People? Try Controlling Guns
by Mark Worth
Who We Are and How We Die
by Eric Nelson
Teaching a World Without Guns
by Andrea Helm
'Second Amendment' Arguments: Bankrupt and Just Plain Wrong
by Doug Collins and Eric Nelson
Q&A: Alan Gottlieb
Of the Second Amendment Foundation
interview by Mike Blain
The NRA: Loading up the Campaign Coffers
Here are some of the National Rifle Association's favorite targets for campaign contributions in the Washington State Legislature.
Wilder Than the Wild West
by Doug Collins
Gun Advocates: What They're Saying
Quotes you should hear.
Gun Control: What's In, What's Out
Here's a sampling of what gun-control measures have made it on the books over the past decade or so, and some of those that were proposed but didn't make it.
Fun Gun Facts
Statistics you cannot ignore.
Want to work for stronger gun control? Or help stop violence in your community? Or, if you own a gun, how to use it safely? Here are a fews of the many organizations and agencies that can help you get started.
WFP readers respond to these articles.
- What's red and white and blue in the face? The 100 leftist Anglos who nearly went to war with each other at the Anti-Intervention Conference.
- by Mark Worth
- Having lost the War on Drugs, the federal government has found new enemies, and they're probably sitting in your kitchen this very moment.
- by Kaz Murphy
- Whether you were a trade rep whoring for the best price or a P.R. flack sucking up to reporters, the APEC convention had all the action.
- by Doug Lauen
- Anway you pitch it, the name of the game is profits 'the world over'.
- by Eric Nelson
- Conquest in song.
- by Brad Warren
Bah-Humbug You Scumbag!
- Send us your nominations for "Scrooge of the Year".
What You Think of Us
- Results of our recent WFP Reader's Poll
Actual letters from actual readers.
Be Our Guest
Guest columnists tell it like it is.
Opinions we couldn't keep to ourselves.
Updates of past WFP stories.
A sampling of groundbreaking news stories.
Of and relating to labor.
reported and compiled by Doug Collins.
Spike, the Rabid Media Watchdog
The poop on the local information industry.
reported and compiled by Mark Worth and FP Staff.
How humans treat their surroundings, each other, themselves.
Regional writers in review.
literary review by Kent Chadwick.
Your guide to experimental film.
music reviews compiled by Marshall Gooch.
The Northwest in numbers.
Quotes of the Month
Things people said.
Condoms in review.
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