William R. Tonso

William R. Tonso is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Evansville.

Latest by William R. Tonso in Chronicles

  • December 1999

    The Most Dangerous Amendment

    Far more social damage can occur through widespread media abuse of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment than through individual abuse of the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

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  • January 1999

    Guns and the Press

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrt! Brrrrrrrrrrrrt! As the shooter sprayed his target, his gun ejected a steady stream of shiny spent brass cartridges. Millions of Americans watched this impressive demonstration on their TV screens, while the NBC reporter informed them that the legislation soon to be voted on by the House or Senate would ban "assault weapons."

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