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John A. Tures

Political science professor, LaGrange College in Georgia

John A. Tures is a political science professor at LaGrange College in Georgia. Before that, he worked for a defense contractor in Washington, DC. He taught at the University of Delaware and received his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He has had articles appear in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Homeland Security Affairs, Journal of American Studies, Middle East Politics, Cato Journal, Homeland Security Review, East European Quarterly, Journal of Conflict, Security and Development, Journal of International and Area Studies, Asian Politics and Policy, Digest of Middle East Studies, Journal of Private Enterprise, and the Western Journal of Black Studies, among others in international politics, foreign policy, terrorism, American government, the Middle East, East Europe, and the War of 1812. He writes columns for newspapers, and provided columns for Yahoo News, Southern Political Report, and Like the Dew.
Did Canada's Looser Gun Laws Contribute to the Parliament Hill

Did Canada's Looser Gun Laws Contribute to the Parliament Hill Shooting?

Twitter exploded with comments by people wondering how Michael Zehaf-Bibeau could get a gun in Canada. The myth is that private citizens can't own guns. While the country doesn't have something along the lines of a Second Amendment to the Constitution, citizens can own guns. That's because the Canadian system is more about licensing and registration than restriction. And even that's been watered down in the last few years.
10/24/2014 10:58 EDT