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Sean Kennedy

A month after the deadly shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, thousands of Madison-area students rally to demand gun control and measures to improve school safety. more

Mar 14, 2018 5:37 PM News


David Michael Miller

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says that law-abiding gun owners “don’t go out and shoot up schools.” He’s wrong. more

Feb 27, 2018 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


David Michael Miller

There have been 18 shootings on school grounds since the first of the year. But the most recent shooting in Florida might be a turning point. That’s because the Columbine generation is coming of age. more

Feb 20, 2018 12:33 PM Citizen Dave 3 Comments


Tyler Harris

Hunting is not just killing and it’s not just about the individual hunter. We have obligations to the prey, to fellow hunters and to society in general. And those are lessons that are getting lost in the story of the kindergarten deer hunter. more

Nov 28, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 4 Comments


Todd Hubler

After a record 11 homicides in 2017, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin wants 18 new high resolution cameras installed to catch “people who are firing guns.” more

Oct 12, 2017 5:02 AM News 2 Comments

Post-Las Vegas, some gun advocates are supporting a ban on bump stocks. But what is really needed is a ban on semi-automatic weapons. more

Oct 10, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 6 Comments


David Michael Miller

The National Rifle Association has been successful by opposing even the most reasonable restrictions on gun ownership, while fighting for increasingly liberal gun laws. Now it’s time for those looking to curb gun violence to get extreme as well. more

Oct 3, 2017 11:41 AM Citizen Dave 9 Comments


David Michael Miller

Some Republican lawmakers want Wisconsin to become a “constitutional carry state” and do away with licensing and training requirements. But the Constitution does not give anyone the right to carry any gun in any manner anywhere at any time. more

Apr 4, 2017 9:38 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

With terror attacks at entertainment venues increasingly in the news, local clubs and theaters ponder: What’s the right amount of security? more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM News

A.J. Carr lost a grandmother, uncle and cousin to violence in Chicago. The week before Christmas, he delivered a carload of presents to children whose families have suffered similar devastation. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM News


Bill Lueders

Mass shootings have become frighteningly common in the U.S. So you can be forgiven for wondering if, in the face of such peril, you’d save the day or poop your pants. The Madison police have been giving tutorials for how to survive the unthinkable. more

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

There’s a lot of horror to sort through with the Orlando massacre. But one thing is clear, argues Citizen Dave: There is no reason to allow assault weapons and handguns in our society. Period. These weapons are designed to kill people. more

Jun 13, 2016 11:00 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Caroline Nosal was gunned down in the parking lot of her workplace by a disgruntled former co-worker who bought a gun the day before the shooting. more

Feb 18, 2016 1:31 PM Citizen Dave 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

​The government can be a dangerous thing. Just ask any African American who lived through Jim Crow. We do not want our government to be the only ones with guns. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Russ Feingold kept the National Rifle Association at bay by splitting his votes on gun safety measures. But his support of President Obama’s executive order on background checks reflects the candidate’s appeal to liberal voters. more

Jan 13, 2016 9:30 AM Citizen Dave

Many Madison teenagers don’t feel safe in the community. They feel that they will be attacked and have to defend themselves. That’s why teens carry around weapons. more

Dec 27, 2015 12:00 PM Madland


David Michael Miller

The National Rifle Association and Republican presidential candidates say more guns are the answer. But “good guys” with guns don’t make the world safer for us. more

Dec 9, 2015 10:30 AM Citizen Dave 5 Comments


James Heimer

In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Republican lawmakers are proposing to eliminate gun-free zones at UW System schools. Would that make campuses any safer? Public opinion remains fractured on the subject. more

Nov 5, 2015 5:00 AM News 7 Comments


David Michael Miller

Allowing concealed carry on campus is a bad idea. The chances that a student will hit one of his colleagues rather than an assailant are high. more

Nov 2, 2015 9:00 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Former Sen. Russ Feingold has a mixed record on gun control. But the gun issue is more urgent than it was six years ago. Liberals should push Feingold on his positions. more

Oct 22, 2015 11:19 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments