Let me start by saying two things: 1) I doubt we will ever amend the Second Amendment, but I think it is necessary to have a conversation about the idea. 2) We should not have to amend the Second Amendment.
We have two choices with the epidemic of gun violence and racism. We can commit to racial and economic justice, to supporting our law enforcement and to reasonable restrictions on deadly weapons or we can continue to come unraveled as a democracy and continue to accept 90 dead Americans and a mass shooting every day from preventable gun violence.
Calling these despicable acts, "evil" lets us off too easily. It implies that some people are evil or gripped by evil and, then to some, the implication is that nothing can be done about evil.
Like thousands of other people, every mass shooting affected me and I wrote my share of posts related to the carnage, the tragedy, and the helplessness. I had made that promise to myself but political correctness and Facebook friendships be damned. How could anyone look at the pictures and read the heart-breaking stories and not want action?
Action to do more to curb gun violence, and respecting the Second Amendment can co-exist. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." It's time for the silent majority of Americans to stand up, your silence is as deafening as the aftermath of those we have lost to gun violence.
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The topic of mental illness and violence is complicated enough in its own right, but also gets badly distorted by the misleading propaganda generated by the shameless National Rifle Association.
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If this week's horrific news doesn't depress, upset, anger, and concern you, you might want to get yourself checked out to see if you are human.
Prayers are not going to fix the fact that each year 30,000 deaths and many more injuries are caused by firearm violence. Recognizing gun violence for the public health problem it is might.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation there are 5-10 million of these massacre machines out there in the US. With all of this potentially large scale lethality floating around, the muzzle velocity of the MCX and other similar assault-type rifles is particularly important
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Ryan's dream now lies in tatters. It has become something of a nightmare, really. In fact, Ryan has had no more success in getting his caucus to agree on anything than John Boehner managed.
The sad irony is that those who finally do use their gun for the purpose for which it was designed - to kill or wound another human being - overwhelmingly wish afterwards that the gun had never gone off. This is the final and bitter twist.
Politicon took place June 25 and 26 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Convention Center. What is Politicon, you ask? Vanity Fair described it best as "a Comic-Con style event for political aficionados," while the Huffington Post called it "the Coachella of politics."