This past week, the Texas state Senate passed the Open Carry bill. According to the law, when it becomes official, citizens can legally open carry firearms into most public places. That would include (but not be limited to) churches, college campuses, and other public areas. Presumably, private businesses would retain the right to bar their […]
The gun control debate has long been devoid of common sense. Maybe the absence is less due to common sense and more due to a lack of historical perspective. In order to make sense of this argument we should go back to the bill of rights and take a deeper look at the second amendment. […]
The best writing about the Second Amendment and the twisted interpretations of it by the Supreme Court in recent decades. The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment – The Washington Post.
I have devised a brilliant (if I do say so myself) and elegant solution to the never-ending debate around guns, the NRA, the Second Amendment, public safety, mass shootings, selfish stupid people, and mental health issues. Since we don’t seem to be able to even have a reasonable discussion on gun violence in this country, we […]
First, some definitions I collected online, in no particular order: A person who craves media attention; someone who will apparently do anything to remain in the media spotlight. A media figure who will throw their mom under a bus and then sell her soul to get a ratings high. A person who has a psychological […]
Granted, it has been a long time since I went to school, but way back in the stone ages they tought us that governing was about finding solutions to problems. Often there are multiple solutions to every problem. If each problem had only one solution then they wouldn’t pay those that represent us as lavishly […]
Found this at Gin and Tacos: “With our latest public spree killing at the Navy Yards in Washington, the NRA appears to have accomplished its goal at long last. They have achieved their dream of an America in which an armed gunman can murder 12 people in public and no one will give it a […]
Today on Morning Joe, former US Army general Stanley McChrystal spoke out about the need for reasonable gun regulation. Have a look: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Well said.
Our collective response to the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy has been predictable. Americans’ collective response to tragedy is both a testament to the better angels of our nature and a large part of the problem. These kinds of events strike at the very core of our soul and hit a chord so deep into what […]
My latest on HuffPo. http://this-small-planet.com/2012/lets-talk-about-gun-responsibility-and-accountability/