April 2013. It started good enough. With baseball. Then it was all downhill.
Following the January 26th, Washington D.C. theater action, New Dramatists in New York will stage a Gun Control Theater Action on April 29th 2013 -- a preview to Gun Control Theatre Action Week scheduled for May 27 to June 2nd, 2013 around the world.
The liberating thing about using propaganda is that the truth is no obstacle. In the NRA's case, the organization can continue to lie with absolute impunity and without consequences.
Americans asked our leaders something very basic: to help change the fact that we have become ridiculously vulnerable to gun violence. But in Washington last week, our pleas were turned down.
How can we expect to outline the preciousness of human life when we have totally marginalized the concepts of peace, solidarity, humanism, reconciliation, forgiveness and friendship and abandoned the idea of a "human-centered" education?
Every morning the dead greet me before the caffeine gives me a chance to focus their reality. I post their stories to a Facebook wall. Why?
It's time we came together as a nation and acknowledged that murder of innocent people is wrong. Terror is wrong. Doing these things makes you a bad person, regardless of circumstance.
What if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is more like Adam Lanza than Mohamed Atta? What if Boston is more like Newtown than 9/11? Will we be able to see that? And are you prepared to come to grips with what it actually means?
Maybe we should create a risk assessment tool for gun worthiness. In all seriousness, shouldn't all Americans -- especially those who manufacture and sell guns -- welcome the prospect of better predictability given the news of late?
Every senseless, horrific act of violence brings up the question of good vs. evil, and when you read that children have died by violence there's even more reason to shudder and doubt.
Last week's vote on sensible gun reforms was a tragedy. That is not hyperbole. As a result of the vote that was taken, people will die. I also believe it is the tragedy that will finally lead to real and lasting change.
Even before the tragic events at the Boston Marathon or before the explosion in West, Texas, this week was full of tragedy. The failure to pass the gun control measure hit me and many others particularly hard. I will remember who voted against common sense.
When it is harder to obtain a library card than it is to buy a gun in this country, something is terribly wrong. I mean, would you let your neighbor drive 100 miles an hour in their car through your children's school zone?
In the midst of Boston, in the wake of Sandy Hook, in the aftermath of Colorado, the United States Senate took a pass on saving future lives.
I'm offering an amendment to the Senate's gun violence prevention measure that would ban high-capacity magazines, a common-sense proposal that a majority of Americans support. Passing this amendment is not only the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do.