One bit of gun news that might not set well with people who are trying to figure out what to do about this curse called gun violence (and it is a curse) is contained in an AP poll that was published this past week.
Some of my progressive friends were surprised by Hillary Clinton's decision to select Tim Kaine as her running mate. Here's my take on him.
As much as Cleveland might like to set more reasonable limits on where people can openly carry guns, the city is handcuffed. In 2006, the gun lobby's allies in the Ohio general assembly overrode a Republican governor's veto and made "preemption" the law.
The modern GOP has endorsed a culture in which dissatisfaction is justification for murder. If this is truly what they believe, they must answer to the families of those slaughtered by armed insurrectionists.
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Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential nominee speaks volumes about just how dangerous a Trump Administration would be.
There are more of us who want peace than those who practice hate. http://i.huffpost.com/gen/3712904/images/s-REVOLUTION-POLITICS-small.jpg The vile...
Every era has its representative figure. The Neolithic era had the Farmer. The avatar of the Middle Ages was the Monk, bent over an illuminated manus...
Bernie's campaign was never about one person, it was never about winning one election, it was about sparking a political revolution and toppling the status-quo. That's why it is critical to continue Bernie's fight.
Perhaps, like Trump's simplistic categorization of people by race, this "good guy/bad guy" nonsense is a way to avoid thinking about the complexities of modern life and the changes that are actually needed to make it safe -- in other words, to protect the status quo.
Let's do an imaginary scenario. A white, middle-aged male in a southern or border state is pulled over by a federal officer. He has a pistol and a CCW permit. There is a confrontation in which the civilian announces that he is a permit holder and has a legal right to a firearm. What happens next?
Congratulations, NRA. The War Against Tyranny has begun, and you just won the first battle.
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?
If you are angry at police use of force, the answer is not to shoot innocent people as was done in Dallas. It shifts the conversation from policing as a whole, to allowing officers to justify excessive use of force on people of color because "look what happened in Dallas, we are under attack."
It's one thing if a 'street thug' shoots another 'street thug,' it's another thing if five police officers were killed and seven others, cops and civilians, were wounded by a guy walking around with a 'sporting' gun.