We tell pollsters we support sensible gun safety legislation and then we can not be bothered to show up and vote unless President Obama is on the ballot.
"Thoughts and prayers" are not solutions for the 30,000 people who will be killed by a gun this year -- we need sensible gun safety legislation NOW.
There is no doubt that mass shootings are "terrifying" and "terrorize" the community where they have happened. However, few active shooters involved in mass shooting have a political message or cause. The church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina was a hate crime, but still not a terrorism act.
Want to know what the pro-gun crowd thinks about gun violence? Or I should say, what the pro-gun crowd wants everyone else to think about gun violence? All you gotta do is wait for a mass shooting to occur, then check the Twitter accounts of the so-called GOP presidential candidates.
What words are left? If we as a nation are willing to allow mass causality gun crimes to go unanswered with legislation that could make a meaningful difference in the lives of our people, what words are left to share with those killed at the social services center in San Bernardino, CA today? Do we share with them the same words of comfort and promises of action that were promised to the children massacred at Sandy Hook or the young college students murdered in Roseburg, Ore. earlier this fall? That fact that people are still able to purchase weapons of war, some of which were appropriately banned under the now-expired Assault Weapons Ban, is a moral failure on the part of our nation.
The NRA is cheering because this small part of the military funding bill releases a huge stash of 1911 45-caliber pistols that have been gathering rust in military arsenals since the Army switched its battle pistol to the Beretta M9, 9mm model back in 1985.
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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.
Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.
What's the second leading cause of death for California youth and young adults ages 10 to 24? Sadly, the answer is homicide -- nearly always committed with a gun.
"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.
Assaults don't happen like they do in the movies or on TV, where the victim has plenty of time to draw down on the bad guy. Physical assaults can be fast, brutal and leave you stunned in a heartbeat with no chance to react defensively, weapon or not -- even on a college campus.
Probably for the first time in his life, director Michael Moore was hesitant to discuss politics. I asked the always opinionated Michael Moore whom would he be voting for in the next presidential election during the Q&A period after the screening of his new film, Where to Invade Next.
These tragic events, 81 percent of which occur in the home, are far more common than the public mass shootings that make national headlines. And yet, this is an aspect of our nation's gun violence epidemic that is all too often ignored.