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The Jehoshua Novels

Imagine If He Had a Gun

That stabber yesterday in Pennsylvania


Active Shooter At Fort Hood, Texas

The Official End of Ted Cruz’s Presidential Aspirations

Beating up on Trayvon Martin’s mom:


When Does It End? When Will They Ever Learn?

The DC Navy yard massacre this week has raised a whole raft of questions, everything from mental health issues to calls for more gun control, which of course I see as the larger issue in this and every other case of mass killings by a single gunman.

(A side note: As my good friend [...]

Race to the Bottom

Wow. Such a busy news day. So many things I could write about: a royal baby, earthquakes in China, the name “Cheney” back in the news…but I want to focus on the powerful words of our President from Friday:

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, during extensive [...]

Hm. Buyer’s Remorse?

An interesting interview on Anderson Cooper’s show last night with one of the jurors on the George Zimmerman panel:

The woman, known as Juror B37, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that when the jury began deliberations Friday, they took an initial vote. Three jurors — including B37 — were in favor of acquittal, two supported manslaughter [...]

The Tragedy of the All-Too Common

As the anger builds over the verdict in the George Zimmerman case, one thing leaps off the page to this actor and public speaker: the prosecution.

Before I get to my thoughts on that, let me just say that it’s fortunate, I think, that the protests and demonstrations have been overwhelmingly peaceful, with scattered violence. [...]

There’ stupid, there’s mean-spirited, there’s insensitive…and then there’s Larry Pratt

One of Gun Owners of America director Larry Pratt’s favorite talking points is that “of the mass murders in the last 20 years, all but one have taken place in a gun free zone.” (That statistic is just plain wrong, but that’s another story). Speaking with a conservative radio host in Idaho this week, Pratt [...]

Santa Monica: Today’s stop on the NRA’s Trail of Tears

You might as well admit it; you already know the drill:

1. Man spotted with gun.

2. Man kills several people, wounds even more.

3. We collectively bemoan the senseless nature of the tragedy.

4. We wonder what we should do to stop the senseless slaughter of innocent civilians.

5. The NRA refuses to even [...]

Parents of dead 2-year-old: We told kids ‘not to touch’ the unattended gun

(Raw Story) – The parents of a 2-year-old who died in Tennessee after her 5-year-old stepbrother fatally shot her with an unattended revolver say that they told their kids “not to touch the gun unless momma and daddy are around.”

Because Gun Nuts Are Such Level Headed Folks….

Hm. Maybe we should start profiling gun owners, too.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the latest high-profile target of poison-tainted letters sent though the mail, police revealed yesterday.The leader of the nation’s largest city was threatened anonymously in two letters sent to Bloomberg’s offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne [...]

The Alex Jones Show: Brought to you by the makers of Thorazine

I care about Alex Jones and his worldview about as much as I care about the Green Bay Packers…which is to say not at all. The man’s a blithering idiot, a brain-dead meat sack with the intellectual capacity and moral gravitasof David Frey What disturbs me aren’t so much his ridiculous, ill-considered opinions, which I [...]

A very good reason why “MORE GUNS!!” is a poor solution

There’s a disturbing tendency among gun advocates to see security issue as having a very simple solution- MORE GUNS!! It’s as black and white as you can imagine- more guns equals more safety and security. The idea that the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with [...]

Why the Second Amendment is neither sacrosanct nor inviolable

(more at What Would Jack Do?)

Armed gun nuts marching on Washington: What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

Hmm…a herd of armed, lunatic gun nuts marching on our nation’s capitol on July 4th; anyone else see a potential problem? Hey, what could go wrong? It’s just a few thousand brave American patriots freedoming their way to Washington…while talking about armed revolution and “2nd Amendment remedies.”

Never mind that NOBODY…and I do mean NOBODY…is [...]