Posts in category "Gun Control"

Illinois Legislators Need to Pass Barbara Wheeler's HB 4120 or Admit That They Suck

Illinois Legislators Need to Pass Barbara Wheeler's HB 4120 or Admit That They Suck
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Illinois’ first attempt to outlaw “bump stocks” failed. Perhaps Illinois lawmakers were reluctant to appear sympathetic to the victims of mass shootings. In a piece I wrote last week entitled, “Guns Don’t Kill People, the NRA and the Politicians in Their Pockets Kill People,” I referred to... Read more »

Guns Don't Kill People, the NRA and the Politicians in Their Pockets Kill People

Guns Don't Kill People, the NRA and the Politicians in Their Pockets Kill People
There’s some truth to the saying “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” There’s nothing that an inanimate object, like a gun can do of its own volition.  Like many of man’s inventions, it requires the human touch. The problem, as I see it is keeping innocent guns out of the hands of people inclined... Read more »

Don't Let Alex Jones Tell You that the Las Vegas Massacre was a Hoax

Don't Let Alex Jones Tell You that the Las Vegas Massacre was a Hoax
Note: Between the time I wrote this piece and the time I hit the “Publish” button, the NRA has asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to review whether “bump stocks” comply with federal law.  I’m going to need time to digest this new development, but I plan to err on the side... Read more »
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Here's Why I Burned My NRA Card Today - Reposted

Here's Why I Burned My NRA Card Today - Reposted
The following was posted on November 4, 2016.  It seemed appropriate to re-post it today: I burned my NRA card today because I am completely fed up with their obstructionist policies, fear mongering and phony 2nd Amendment defense arguments. NOTE:  You can save yourself the hassle of reading this by clicking HERE to see the... Read more »

One Gun, Two Seconds, Three Men Dead

One Gun, Two Seconds, Three Men Dead
From a written manuscript found in a seedy bar in Moscow, Iowa: The first time I ever fired a handgun, three men died. Technically, it was the first, second and third times I fired a handgun, but that’s how these things go. Every bullet has the potential to write its own tale of tragedy, grief... Read more »

Here's why I Burned My NRA Card Today

Here's why I Burned My NRA Card Today
I burned my NRA card today because I am completely fed up with their obstructionist policies, fear mongering and phony 2nd Amendment defense arguments. NOTE:  You can save yourself the hassle of reading this by clicking HERE to see the YouTube video. I was tossing out some old newspapers last week when I noticed the... Read more »
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What to expect when you hold up a bodega

What to expect when you hold up a bodega
If you’re planning to hold up a bodega, the best advice anyone can give you is, “Don’t do it.”  If you can’t be dissuaded, please read on. Here in Chicago, most people don’t call the local convenience stores bodegas, but the name seems to be gaining traction.  New York is famous for its bodegas.  There’s... Read more »

Republicans and the NRA want to put an end to our nation's weekly school shootings

Republicans and the NRA want to put an end to our nation's weekly school shootings
Republicans and the NRA want to put an end to our nation’s weekly school shootings.  That’s my headline and I’m sticking to it.  If you don’t believe it, congratulations.  Your brain is still working. With regards to any kind of sensible gun control, gun violence or school shootings, Republicans and the NRA want to do... Read more »

Gun control, the 2nd Amendment and the United States of Bumper Stickers

Gun control, the 2nd Amendment and the United States of Bumper Stickers
Excerpted from the upcoming Manifesto de Arjay: The 2nd Amendment is always fun to talk about and the discussions are usually pretty amicable between opposing opinions.  Like other topical issues such as abortion and same sex marriage, folks on both sides of the issue have no trouble understanding the other side’s point of view.  LMAO!... Read more »
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What kind of an idiot brings a gun to Bible study?

What kind of an idiot brings a gun to Bible study?
What kind of an idiot brings a gun to Bible study?    That’s a fair question, although it’s generally futile to try to differentiate between different kinds of idiots. Amidst the back drop of gun-toting Southerners, the title question seems to beg itself. I was imagining a guy on his way to Bible study that fateful... Read more »