UNC Isn't Charlie Hebdo, and Thomas Paine Isn't Osama Bin Laden | Lawrence M. Krauss

February 14, 2015 12:44 AM

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The tragic shooting of three young university students at UNC Chapel Hill yesterday could have been adopted by the media as yet another indictment of the rampant gun culture in the United States. After all, the alleged killer had previously posted a photograph of his .38-caliber revolver on this Facebook page, and apparently had been harassing the young family in question for some time while wearing a gun on his belt.

Instead however, much more attention has been paid to the fact that on the same Facebook page, Stephen Hicks had expressed support for atheism and the three victims were all Muslims. It is perhaps natural, in spite of the fact that all evidence currently points to a much more mundane cause of the sh...

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