Posts in category "guns"

Illinois gun debate's funniest, most insulting or ridiculous 'analogy.' Vote

  Is there a more apt phallic symbol than a gun? Maybe Illinois State Rep. Jim Sacia (R-Freeport) didn’t have that in mind when he said said in House debate that depriving him of his gun is like castrating him. I first thought it was funny, but when you add the rest of the quote, it’s one... Read more »

President Obama sends a strong fatherhood message to fellow liberals. Will they listen?

President Barack Obama had better watch himself. If he keeps talking like he did Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, he might be mistaken for former Vice President Dan Quayle. In a speech about urban gun violence, Obama targeted truant fathers for being the impetus in causing a raft of social problems, as Quayle... Read more »

Chicago Mayor Emanuel's unconstitutional threat to banks and businesses regarding guns

Article I, Section 10 is a little-known provision of the Constitution that prohibits states from passing a “law impairing the obligation of contracts.” Rahm Emanuel is not a state, but as mayor of a municipal subdivision of the state of Illinois, the constitutional provision applies to him too. Emanuel’s letter to banks (and businesses) to... Read more »
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An answer to the violence on Chicago's streets

“Laws cannot create a peaceful person out of someone who has not experienced, especially in his or her family, the love that teaches internal discipline. Without peace of soul, there can be no real peace on the streets, in our homes or among nations.” –Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago So starts another wise column... Read more »

Gay marriage, pot smoking, gun control--let the people, not the Supreme Court decide

Maybe the U.S. Supreme Court should decide how to keep us from falling off the fiscal cliff. That’s hyperbole. But not by much. After all, isn’t the Supreme Court the final word of the land? Supreme even in matters that should be settled by a political process called democracy? In such matters as gun control,... Read more »

Should every school have an armed guard? Take the poll

Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the National Rifle Association, Friday said at a press conference that every school in America should have a professionally trained armed guard to prevent the kind of massacre that took the lives of 26 people in the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He called for federal support of such a program... Read more »
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Should teachers be armed? Take the poll

Some people find the idea dreadful. Others think it could have saved some lives. (See my earlier post here.) Let’s hear what you think. Vote in the poll or post a comment. I’m still trying to decide myself. poll by twiigs.com  

Virginia governor: Let's talk about arming teachers

Virginia governor: Let's talk about arming teachers
Reported the Examiner: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell would consider arming teachers and principals to prevent another school shooting like the one last week in Newtown, Conn. “There’s been a knee-jerk reaction against that,” McDonnell said Tuesday morning on WTOP. “I think we at least need to discuss that.”  (read more) McDonnell said there has been... Read more »

Why are we so surprised by the Connecticut slaughter when we value innocent life so little

We are a mess and that is about the verifiable fact on the table.  We might look elsewhere than programs and policies for answers to cleaning up our mess. May God welcome the little hands and hearts taken from their parents by Adam and ease pain of sad people with the hard work shaking off... Read more »
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Chicago alderman: Concealed carry "levels the playing field"

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that Illinois’ law preventing ordinary citizens from carrying concealed weapons is unconstitutional. Gee, does that mean that ordinary folks will have the same right to carry a concealed handgun as state Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago), who was pinched when he was caught trying to board a... Read more »
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