Monte Bransfield is a mom who was woken up by the universally dreaded knock on the door at 2:00 a.m. Police descended on her doorstep to inform her that her then 17-year-old son, Tim, the no. 1 ranked baseball player in Massachusetts headed to college on a full athletic scholarship, was in a car accident.
Hard feelings are given a bad rap. Uncomfortable feelings -- feelings that make our bodies ache and shake and cause noises to come out of our throats, that make us again elemental -- honey, that is the stuff of life, of human person living. Do not miss out on a fundamental part of the reason you're here because you're hellbent on being comfortable.
When Obama took part in the recent CNN town hall on gun violence, he noted, "There's nothing else in our lives that we purchase where we don't try to make it a little safer if we can." It's a fact that in the US, the federal government regulates every consumer product for health and safety, except for one: guns.