Posted on 22 April 2013.
From Rachel Nania.Â Check out her blog,Â Sear, Simmer & Stir.Â FollowÂ NaniaÂ on TwitterÂ @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.
The Wandering Minds Society in DC. (Photo courtesy of Nikki Enfield)
If you think Washingtonians can’t come together to talk like civilized human beings about guns and gun legislation… well, you might be right. But that doesn’t meanÂ Nikki Enfield isn’t going to try to make it happen.
On Monday, April 29, Wandering MindsÂ will host one of its regular conversations and events â€”Â only this time the session will focus on an incredibly charged and politically relevant topic: guns.Â The event will run from 7 to 9 pm at Public Bar at 1234 18th Street NW.
For the evening, Wandering Minds will hostÂ Clinton Yates, columnist for The Washington Post’s “The Root DC” to speak for the pro-gun control side;Â Andrew Gaeckle, an activist for a moderate path who can also speak as a victim of gun violence; and Maryland StateÂ Delegate C. T. Wilson, a former prosecutor turned elected official to stand up for the pro-gun rights side.
All sides and opinions are welcome to join the judge-free debate.
Tickets to next Monday’s Wandering Minds are $9 in advance, $12 at the door and can be purchased online.Â
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Posted in Lifestyle, News
Posted on 09 February 2011.
Northwest corner of Connecticut Avenue and Q Street NW. (Photo credit: specimenlife, Flickr Borderstan Reader Pool)Â
From Michelle Lancaster. Got news for Michelle? Send her anÂ email.
Sad But True Stories: Bike and Pedestrian Safety Hearing
TBD liveblogged the entire hearing, and there are some stories you shouldn’t miss. If you ride a bike, there are some horror stories to make you feel better about your own experiences. As a pedestrian, I am nervous of a few key intersections in Borderstan â€”Â the dog park at 17th Street in between Swann and S Streets in particular â€”Â and the stories of cars hitting people in crosswalks does little to alleviate that concern.
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Posted in News
Posted on 03 December 2008.
From today’s WaPo:
TheÂ D.C. CouncilÂ voted unanimously yesterday to give preliminary approval to legislation that would require gun owners to renew their registrations every three years and to notify police annually whether they still own guns.
The Fire Arms Registration Amendment, which would also ban assault weapons, was described as building on legislation passed by the council in September to adhere to theÂ U.S. Supreme CourtÂ ruling overturning the city’s 32-year handgun ban.
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Posted in Crime