At a press conference early Friday morning, National Rifle Association Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre broke down into uncontrollable sobbing when he started talking to reporters about "all the guns that won't get sold after people fail Obama's background checks."
We must deal with the reality that our society created both the trigger-happy cop and the boy he shot, who apparently thought it was cool to carry around a gun that looked like the real thing.
No one ought to have the right to manufacture and sell weapons of mass destruction to anyone other than the military, and those weapons should not be able to leave a military base under penalty of law.
Dear President Obama, I respectfully ask that you take no action to further limit Americans' right to own firearms. I make this request n...
Frankly, Obama had no choice because the entire gun control issue has been completely hijacked by the gun rights lobby which has been able to prevent even minor legislation at the federal level.
President Obama has taken the moral high ground when others would not. He has listened to the American people who are crying out for the carnage to stop when Congress would not. He has decided to be on the right side of history when others would not. He has decided to save lives when other leaders would not.
Too many, tragically, who call themselves Christians have placed aside their faith in God and lifted up the gun as a new false idol.
As we close 2015, let's reflect on how we harmed and helped each other's health and wellness with two Top 5 lists for the year: the first for our shortcomings, and the second for our successes.
Our cultural biases often make it difficult to see the prevailing side of an argument, especially when it's political in nature. Most of us inherit our politics from parents, peers, and social structures. When disagreement ensues, we tend to dig in our heels instead of trying to see the other person's point of view.
These ads represent a level of interest and concern that could be (pardon my pun) a real game-changer when it comes to the national discussion about guns.
If the Second Amendment doesn't protect an individual right to own a gun, we don't need to repeal or amend it in order to establish major gun control laws. We must remember that this tale is the NRA's doing, not the Founders of the Constitution, and that it is rooted in fear.
Fruitcakes singing near an open fire?
What is poetry if not the site where the seemingly impossible contradictions -- the exquisite beauty and the devastating horror -- live together as one whole being.
Week of 12/14/15 to 12/20/15 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging...
On a practical level, there will be no gun control legislation passed before the 2016 election, so rather than focusing on stalemated politics, why not concentrate on an advancement that could take place through a public/private sector partnership: The development and manufacturing of safer handguns known as smart guns.
It is critical that the voting public stay vigilant to see which of 53 Republican senators actually stand up to the NRA, at great risk to their careers, and reverse their despicable voting stance.