As a child, I often cried in unison with other young children on the Westside of Chicago. Have you ever heard Chicago children cry? No matter how or why, it is hard to justify the continuous cries with blame and criticisms of their ties to an ongoing plight that has lead to the demise of countless lives for way too much time.
While many Americans have two or three jobs on a daily basis, there are at the same time many people who are left outside of the daily working and soc...
Discovery Communications announced today the launch of Baby's Got a Gun, a new reality television series coming to American homes this Spring, from the team at TLC who catapulted the nation's sassiest sweetheart to fame in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Gun violence in the schools has received a great deal of attention, especially in the years -- inclusive of similar incidents -- since the most famous of the initial wave of school shootings at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado on April 20, 1999.
Some might call this policy discriminatory. But security and inclusiveness are two mutually exclusive concepts. French inclusiveness of refugees resulted in a tragic incident. American inclusiveness of white males has killed hundreds as well. If we want better security, then the trade-off is inevitable.
David Lenio of Kalispell, Montana, who is awaiting trial for threatening to shoot school kids and religious leaders, is active on Twitter again despite a court order that released him without bail into the custody of his investment banker father in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on condition that he stay off social media.
Last Friday night, four people were shot a block from my house in Denver. This event and countless others inevitably spark debate on American gun laws. But we consistently forget to factor in the group that's most affected when forming our views: America's youth.
The recent horrific attack by ISIS in Paris means that 2015 will end similarly to how it began, with the barbaric killings of Parisians at the hands of Jihadists terrorists. 2015 has been a very difficult year for Paris and for France in general; and the prospects for 2016 aren't looking so bright either.
The echo from most parts of the world is that "America is a country with the very best and the very worst." This article is about the very worst.
The simple fact is that we can do something about gun violence and the evidence is overwhelming. We as Americans need to turn the conversation inward and seriously weigh the consequences of our second amendment rights against the greater good.
"Armed and fabulous" could be a punchline if it weren't such a dangerous premise. We agree that guns are a women's issue, but for very different reasons than the NRA. Guns are a women's issue, simply put, because batterers with guns kill women in America at a rate higher than any other industrial country.
Those who advocate the Open Carry of firearms in public have been telling us for some time that their goal is to "normalize" this behavior. On October 31, we learned the price of treating such threatening and dangerous behavior as normal, and it might have been three human lives.
Are we going to accept hard truths and deal with them head-on, or are we going to continue to bury our heads in the sand and shut out all logic with reality shows and Twitter trolling?
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