I fight every day to be able to breathe as a POC person. As a queer person. As a trans person. It is on dance floors that many of us forget all of the "others" that we are. We rightfully lose ourselves.
As we see the casualties mount with each new shooting, the one question gun advocates and gun opponents should both be asking, is: is there a way to save even one life, without threatening each person's ability to defend their own?
Some of you feel removed from the tragedy because you think these victims are not like you. Well, the truth is they are not like you. They understand prejudice. They understand what it feels like to be ostracized for nothing more than being who you are. They have a wisdom you are not likely to ever know.
No one is suggesting that by limiting the sale of certain types of guns or doing background checks we will eliminate the types of mass shootings that have become an all too common occurrence in the U.S.
This community is well-organized, well-funded and now they are beyond angry.
They don't have to worry about the liberals, they'll thrive on that until the cows come home. It's the chickens that could come home to roost from the Right if Fairfax appears to be bending.
If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.
I applaud the current efforts of Senate Democrats led by Senator Chris Murphy (CT) in their filibuster to make Republicans act on gun violence.
The NRA would call me an "extremist," and maybe I am. I would have thought I had a ways to go to get to that point, but nobody feels like an extremist themselves, I imagine.
"I feel like we should send Wayne LaPierre a personalized thank you note or one of our ceremonial beheading swords," the man in the video says, "because now we're using American-made and purchased guns in the same way we use those swords, aren't we?"
As thanks, NRA designs special gun just for Trump.
If you're like me, you're feeling frustrated, angry, depressed and sad; sick of guns, sick of violence and fear; sick of thoughts and prayers, sick of moments of silence; sick of endless lists of names and #hashtags and changing your profile picture to match the color or symbol of the latest mass killing.
We, as a nation, think all kind of common-sense laws governing gun ownership are already law. We resist new gun laws because we collectively believe existing gun laws already lean hard on the 2nd Amendment and we are wary of trampling our constitutional rights. Only, most of those laws don't exist.
What Big Bullets You Have, Grandmother! One section of the National Rifle Association's website is endearingly named "NRAFamily." It includes a seri...
Don't let Republicans tell you that they're tough on terror. Don't let them tell you that they'll keep you safe. And never for one moment believe that they aren't paid for and fully owned by America's most dangerous special interest.