Solving gun violence should be a primary goal of law enforcement but government departments remain hamstringed by budget cuts and hiring freezes, not to mention the relentless bigfooting of the NRA, firearms manufacturers and the rest of the gun lobby.
Are gun owners quite as defenseless as the NRA wants us to believe? Guess which consumer product -- the only consumer product -- enjoys a complete immunity to class-action suits based on health or safety issues? You got it: guns.
We may be headed towards Round 2 of the gun control fight, in which case the NRA will begin kicking and screaming about how expanding the national criminal background check system will ultimately lead to the confiscation of guns. But is the argument really about "constitutional rights"? Or is the real argument about something else?
The mass killings in Santa Monica didn't get as much attention nationally as some of the other (many other) recent mass killings, but perhaps that's because only five people were killed. But the killer had 1,300 rounds of ammunition. I repeat, 1,300 rounds of ammunition.
Remember when Lucy lost that bet and had to tell the truth for a day? She told Ethel her true hair color was mousy brown, her real age was 33 and admitted she'd described Carolyn Appleby's new furniture as a nightmare you had after eating Chinese food.
As of this week, the half-year anniversary of the Newtown shootings, the Bloomberg-funded organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is also taking the message to the voters, nationwide.
In a fiery speech Saturday before cheering supporters, the National Ricin Association's Duane LaPierre took on advocates for new poison laws and said a national background check bill "got the defeat that it deserved."
Attempting to convince millions of Americans not to own guns will not educate them on safe gun practices, just like talking abstinence will not educate people on safe sex practices.
Because apparently this tragic shooting did not involve enough victims, the news media gave it ho-hum coverage, I guess because this kind of mass murder is just so everyday, these days.
Why are seven U.S. Senators opening themselves up for such a big domestic backlash by siding with Iran, North Korea and Syria?
A law requiring Levi Reed's grandfather to store his gun safely might have saved Noah McGuire's life. Enough is enough. It is time for responsible citizens everywhere to stand up to the gun lobby and demand that politicians pass common sense gun safety and safe storage laws.
Memorial Day started as an honorable idea, to help heal the union, and to honor pain and sacrifice of all soldiers. It was not meant, and should never mean, to honor those who took arms against this nation.
Blocking of inventory requirements is just one way in which NRA-driven laws enable dealers to feed the criminal market, make money for gun manufacturers and escape prosecution.
Despite the closing of the policy window, the power and influence of the NRA on Republican and conservative elected officials make it unlikely that anything will get through. Shame on America and shame on those who we elected to represent us in government.
If you're mad about the Big Nothing that happened in Congress after the murders in Newtown -- no federal gun control measures passed -- well, get ready, because the next big fight over guns and public safety is already brewing. In Colorado.
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