Posts Tagged: gun control

Blame and deflection are two poison pills of moving forward

When I was a kid, I found a lot of use for blaming. Mostly my older sister. Sometimes they were valid, in which case it was tattling. And sometimes it was not, in which case it was deflection. Then a funny thing happened. I grew up and didn’t need it anymore. Because blame and deflection… Read more »

Believers gotta believe

There’s a lot of interesting news in the world today. Lots of it is right in our backyard (in this case, I speak both metaphorically and literally). As usual, opinions outweigh facts. That is the customary recipe for inaction. That’s because, believers gotta believe. I’ve already said my piece on the horrific shooting that occurred… Read more »

Kids are being killed. For crying out loud, DO something!

You’re damn right I’m angry. Kids are being killed. Get out of here with your second amendment blather. Kids are being killed. For crying out loud, do something! Can you seriously tell me that a little extra waiting or a little extra paperwork is too much to ask? Seriously? Kids are being killed. Sure, you’re a responsible gun owner…. Read more »

Guns don’t kill people

Let me stop you right there and say that I don’t know the answer. I don’t know how we make this better. How to keep people safe and respect the freedoms of Americans to own guns. Okay? So, take down your defenses (from either side) and put away the backlash. If you’re calm, maybe I… Read more »

It’s not the guns, but…

I’ve made it abundantly clear that I don’t care for guns. I’ve also made it just as clear I don’t care for knee-jerks. In the wake of the terrible actions of a hateful individual in Orlando, I expect there will be a lot of noise on both counts. As a backdrop, my sole experience with… Read more »