Posts tagged "gun control"

How to have a broken heart and still be a good parent

How to have a broken heart and still be a good parent
The world has broken my heart, It’s not been just one thing that has taken me out. It’s been a long slow burn of suck. To  deflect accountability for his own shame and self-loathing, a closeted gay man adopted the mask of a “radical extremist” and slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando.... Read more »

Active Shooter drills mark the end of my "America the Beautiful"

Active Shooter drills mark the end of my "America the Beautiful"
For the past three years, I have made a bi-annual pilgrimage to a resort in Palm Springs, CA. Every June and December, me and about a hundred of my closest word-nerd friends come together for nine days of reading, writing, and romance. (Okay, not really the last one but I like how that sounded.) We... Read more »

Real Men aren't afraid to admit that America has a gun problem

The true character of a man is revealed in times of distress – the division between the man and the boy is alarming, clear-cut, and profound. View image | gettyimages.com Real Men understand that for the right-minded gun owner, a weapon is a last resort. It is only the ill-minded person who is quick to... Read more »
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Buckle Up, America! Here come the Crazies passing as "Good Guys with Guns"

As we saw last week in Oregon, America has lost the right to claim bewilderment when mass shootings occur in the “Land of the Free.” According to both the present gun laws and the pro-gun advocates, random slaughters are an unfortunate tax on the cost of living in America the Beautiful. So if when the next shooting occurs the right... Read more »

Here is why every single American should care about the gun violence in Chicago this past weekend

Here is why every single American should care about the gun violence in Chicago this past weekend
Here are the bare facts: Over the 4th of July weekend, 82 people were shot, 14 of whom were killed. Not surprisingly, these shootings occurred on the south and west sides of Chicago, areas notorious for poverty, gangs, and gun violence: From the Chicago Tribune article: The victims ranged from the 14-year-boy shot by police in the... Read more »

A question for gun advocates: The floor is yours: What am I missing?

A question for gun advocates: The floor is yours: What am I missing?
Alright, gun advocates, what am I missing? Where is the anecdotal evidence that guns, and more specifically, that military-style assault weapons are a benefit to society? Because here’s all I’m reading about on the subject: a) Guns are slaughtering innocent children in drive-by shootings everywhere, many of them in my own back yard:  Chicago. b)... Read more »
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