Category: Gun Control

No, Terry Quinn, semi-automatic rifles do not have legitimate civilian uses

No, Terry Quinn, semi-automatic rifles do not have legitimate civilian uses
I recently read an article in Colorado’s Vail Daily entitled, “Semi-automatic rifles have legitimate uses.”  You can read it yourself by clicking HERE. The article, written by Terry Quinn  is a collection of worn out, specious and disingenuous arguments. Mr. Quinn’s remarks are sound bytes from the NRA playbook. The nomenclature is irrelevant. Whether you... Read more »

Is Besty DeVos the Stupidest Person in Trump's Cabinet?

Is Besty DeVos the Stupidest Person in Trump's Cabinet?
Betsy DeVos could be the stupidest person in just about any setting, but it’s hard to say if she’s the stupidest person in Trump World. Trump’s cabinet is a frightening mashup of stupidity, incompetence and treachery, making the competition for the title of worst at anything very stiff. When I use the word “frightening,” I... Read more »

Guns, Violence and Advertising in the Age of Trumpism, Hate and Fear: Update

Guns, Violence and Advertising in the Age of Trumpism, Hate and Fear: Update
I wrote a piece last month entitled, “Guns, Violence and Advertising in the Age of Trumpism, Hate and Fear” which focused on the image above.  It’s still a lot to take in, but some readers reacted strongly. Interpreting the image may be a case of beauty being in the eyes of the beholder or people... Read more »
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Five Reasons Why President Bone Spurs Should Stop Shooting his Mouth off about Guns

Five Reasons Why President Bone Spurs Should Stop Shooting his Mouth off about Guns
There’s a thousand reasons President Know Nothing should keep his mouth shut, but that doesn’t seem to curtail his constant dog and pony show. He feels obligated to comment on everything from football to the careers of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alec Baldwin and Oprah Winfrey.  When it comes to anything of substance though, Dishonest Don is... Read more »

A Tale of Two Michaels: Smerconish is Wrong, Moore is Almost Correct

A Tale of Two Michaels: Smerconish is Wrong, Moore is Almost Correct
Michael Smerconish has been a part of my Saturday mornings for years. I only have time to watch the first half of his show, but I sometimes catch the second half when they replay it at 5:00 PM (Central). Smerconish leans Right, but he tries to present issues in a fair and balanced way, and... Read more »

Here's Why I Burned My NRA Card

Here's Why I Burned My NRA Card
The following was originally posted on November 4, 2016.  It has been edited and re-posted: I burned my NRA card because I’m fed up with their obstructionist policies, fear mongering, lying surrogates and phony 2nd Amendment arguments. NOTE:  You can save yourself the hassle of reading this by clicking HERE to see the video. The... Read more »
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Guns, Violence and Advertising in the Age of Trumpism, Hate and Fear

Guns, Violence and Advertising in the Age of Trumpism, Hate and Fear
The above advertisement caught my eye as I thumbed through a magazine while cooling my heels at the Denver airport. It’s a lot to take in. There’s a casual, but urgent proffer of weapons of annihilation.  I’m not anti-gun but let’s face it, the AR-15 is exquisitely designed to inflict catastrophic damage to flesh and... Read more »

It's been 18 Years Since Columbine, 6 Years Since Sandy Hook and Four months Since Las Vegas: Still Too Soon to Talk about Guns, Paul Ryan?

It's been 18 Years Since Columbine, 6 Years Since Sandy Hook and Four months Since Las Vegas:  Still Too Soon to Talk about Guns, Paul Ryan?
One hundred people died in the three shootings listed above, but Paul Ryan says we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. A teenager with an AR-15 killed seventeen people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.  What conclusions are we jumping to, Mr. Speaker? What if your daughter, Elizabeth and her friends were among the victims? The... Read more »

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 »
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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 »