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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Social Work Chats

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

Join us on Twitter at 8 pm EST to discuss PTST in veterans and the use of MDMA (ecstasy) in treatment.  Laura Reed Goodson (@reedtome) will be our guest.  To participate use #swunited.  Questions to the moderator can be sent to @swhelpercom.  You can learn more about this topic ahead of the discussion here.

Social Work Chats is a weekly Tweeter discussion hosted by socialworkhelper.com.  The chats are archived and can be reviewed here.


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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Ready to Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Next Session

by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

Senator Dianne Feinstein announced that she will be introducing legislation to ban assault weapons when the Senate returns to work next year.  She said that a matching bill would be introduced in the House but it was not said which member would be introducing the legislation there.  The announcement comes in the wake of national outcry for stricter gun laws following the massacre of 26 people in Newtown, Connecticut.

In 1994 President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law, but it was allowed to sunset under the Bush administration.  Since the tragedy in Newtown a petition asking President Obama to please revisit the control issue has been gaining traction.  You can add your name here.

Renewing the assault weapons ban is long overdue.  You can learn more about gun control policy and how to take action from the sources listed below:

The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence


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