Posts in category "Gun Control"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Charleston, South Carolina is no Bus Stop

Charleston, South Carolina is no Bus Stop
In the Hollies’ song, Bus Stop the lyrics say, “That umbrella, we employed it By August, she was mine.”  Did you ever wonder what the heck he was doing with that umbrella that made her his? Maybe that’s just a silly song from another time. Not too many things are that silly, anymore. By now... Read more »
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Ebola? We don't need no stinkin' Ebola

Sunday’s blog about Ebola being treated at the Texas governor’s mansion drew some scary comments.  I guess that’s only fitting, Ebola’s a scary thing. The focus of the emails fell into three main categories.  One was my frivolous treatment of Ebola in general, while the other two categories concerned my irreverent and/or sarcastic comments about... Read more »

Now that Concealed Carry is the law of the land, will you be packing?

Now that it’s legal to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois, do you find yourself looking differently at your fellow Illinoisans? As a note of interest, according the the Government Printing Office, “Illinoisan” is the official name for people who live in Illinois. Other recognized demonyms-that’s what they’re called, “demonyms”-include Illinoisian, Illinoian, Sucker, Sand-hiller and... Read more »

Violent crime is down in Chicago

Violent crime in Chicago is on the wane.   Hard to believe, but it’s true.  At least it’s true if you believe statistics coming out of the Chicago Police Department, and  I’m inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.  Click here for details Some critics of the CPD have dismissed the report, and the... Read more »
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Chicago: Guns and roses at the OK Corral

Chicago’s history is rich with guns, violence and bloodshed. From post-Civil War cowboys bringing their cattle to our stockyards to the Haymarket Riot of 1886 to gangland shootouts of the Prohibition Era, business disputes in Chicago seem to have always gotten settled with the six-gun, the Tommy Gun and now the Glock. In a 1920... Read more »