It is understandable to want to purchase a gun to protect oneself, but I'll never forget my grandfather's example - that we are not always safer just because we own a gun.
Instead of standing up to gun lobbyists, lawmakers said teachers and students should stand up to gunmen. And that's when so many Americans realized it was time to act. Including me.
Rufus Cornelius Maxwell celebrated what he called a "very special milestone" today.
It was the first day back to school after break and we were all going through the usual morning hustle and bustle… As I bundled up to take my ...
The long awaited presidential debate, between two candidates who epitomize the polarized state of failed political discourse in our country, left the...
But when gun violence is perpetrated by uniformed police officers, the angle of light changes. We're not sure what to think. We see a political split. A national divide. Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter.
The political lines are drawn on the gun control issue more clearly and unmistakably than at any point since 2000.
This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.
All my adult life I have worked and campaigned to ensure everyone can love whomever they choose. I consider being able to love whomever you want to be a most sacred human right and I will do all I can to make sure love is allowed to flourish.
Of course there are differences as well, but examining issues of congruence adds another dimension to the gun violence controversy.
No system is perfect and even the best governing philosophy will never be universally applied. But if there is no worldview accepted as a standard, then each person will act in accordance with whatever is good in their own eyes, which often includes using force to get what they want.
Gun control is out of control. Filibusters and sit-ins have roiled the Congress for the last few weeks. Orlando, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook ... bullets fly, people die, Congress boils and nothing happens.
You know the tide has turned against gun violence when even the American Medical Association calls it a public health menace at the finish of its annu...
The Senate's failure to impose the bare minimum gun safety measures is unconscionable and I will do my best to remove these cowards from office for dereliction of duty.
Several years ago after the Newtown massacre, when Adam Lanza took his rage out on a classroom defenseless students and teachers, I wrote a piece castigating a number of Democratic Senators who dug their heads into the sand and refused to close basic background check loopholes.
We know the drill. The NRA will lie low for a few more days while the outrage dies down. Then Wayne LaPierre, face of the NRA, will emerge from under his rock praising the armed security guard at the Orlando disco, stating that if only there had been more good-guy guns (in a loud, crowded, dark, strobe-lighted space!), that Americans need to arm themselves--the usual drivel.