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 [...]
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 [...]
The citizens of this country are in no mood to see U.S. military involvement in Syria. Of course, it has already begun. Consultation, secret assistance, and money given for “communications” (which allows other money for weapons) all contribute to the military effort. For months, Hillary Clinton demanded that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad leave the country. [...]
I understand that gun control, like many issues we face today, doesn’t lend itself to an easily arrived at, universally agreed upon solution. Good people can, and do, disagree…and crazy, unhinged people can, and do cling to their guns with a devotion they wouldn’t expend on their children. You’d think that somewhere in the middle [...]
Witnesses to them that died,
The blood avengers at his side,
The Furies’ troop forever stands.
Aeschylus was more right than he knew.
I’ll leave it to Gabby Giffords to explain what this post is about:
SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that [...]
(karoli at C&L) – Rachel Maddow broke the news on her show last night. (Happy belated birthday, too, Rachel!) Connecticut legislators have agreed on a framework for a comprehensive gun safety package. In this interview with Connecticut Senator Williams, he reveals that the agreement is bipartisan, even though Democrats had the votes to pass legislation [...]
What the hell is Harry Reid thinking?
Reid insisted yesterday that all of these measures deserved a vote — but that including some of them in the main legislative package brought to the Senate floor would sink the entire effort. The main bill that Reid will introduce will have to get at least 60 votes [...]
New York Times, By Sabrina Tevernise & Robert Gebeloff, March 9
New York – The share of U.S. households with guns has declined over the past four decades, a national survey shows, with some of the most surprising drops in the South and the Western mountain states, where guns are deeply embedded in the culture.
Late last night in a diner I overheard (actually, everybody in the diner overheard) two very drunk guys ranting at length to a sober stranger about why they need any gun they want and how Obama is out to eliminate the Second Amendment. It was the usual hopped-up nonsense plus booze. But it personifies the [...]
Dianne Feinstein’s bill to curb violence using assault weapons was launched today and to me looks like a good start – it would ”prohibit the manufacture or importation of 158 specific military-style assault rifles, ban large-capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds” and unfortunately contain a list of 2,200 gun models specifically [...]
NBC NEWS (via AP), by Gillian Flaccus
The semiautomatic rifles look like they belong in a war zone instead of a suburban public school, but officials in this Los Angeles-area city say the high-powered weapons now in the hands of school police could prevent a massacre.
Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the [...]
Because he clearly doesn’t believe he has hit the bottom of his self-dug grave yet:
WASHINGTON — Wayne LaPierre, the executive director of the National Rifle Association, angrily accused President Obama on Tuesday of demonizing law-abiding gun owners and of wanting to put “every private personal firearms transaction right under the thumb of [...]
Via the Great Orange Satan comes a fundraising email sent from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office by his campaign manager:
You and I are literally surrounded.
The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights.
On your freedom.
Just the other night, President [...]
Since reports of accidental shootings at gun shows this past Saturday filled the wires, David Waldman of Daily Kos decided to hit up teh googlez and see just how many oopsies (and not-so-oopsies) occurred on the National Day of Service Gun Appreciation Day (because it seems no matter how many times you pump irony [...]
The new apparent weapon of choice for 5 year old terrorists
Deranged school officials in Pennsylvania suspended a 5 year old girl for being a “terrorist threat” after she threatened to shoot herself and a friend with a Hello Kitty Bubble Gun she didn’t even have on her.
The alleged educators responsible for this [...]