I'm tired of wasting time on more pointless debate that goes in circles and gets us nowhere, while the bodies of dead kids continue to pile up and people in Texas walk around with loaded guns in their hands like they're Wyatt Earp.
This is indeed the "red state block legal abortion" blueprint. Leave gun-selling legal, but make it difficult to sell them.
One wonders what Atticus Finch would think of many in these open carry groups, as they brandish their long guns in a pack mentality, badgering any person who dares to stand up to their frightening display of misplaced priorities and caliber-heavy bravado.
America is supposed to be the leader of the free, civilized world, a nation of peace-loving people; ergo, mass-killings have no place in our society. Except that they do.
It's time for women and mothers to ask their elected leaders "Who do you side with, me or the NRA?"
The Isla Vista mass murder is proof that we are past the time to break the nexus between guns, murder, and mental illness. And we should do that by enacting rigorous new gun-control legislation that takes account of an individual's fitness to own lethal weapons in light of what we are learning about the human brain.
We must help the media break its cycle of moving from crime to crime without exploring the aftermath.
If there is anyone who would still advocate for unimpeded access to guns for all on the basis of ideology despite such an extreme (and admittedly absurd) epidemiology, there are names for it. The kinder designation is fanaticism.
Isn't it time to come to the realization that shooting sprees like the one recently in Santa Barbara that left six dead is simply part of American culture? Why treat it like an aberration?
Another shooting, this time in Santa Barbara, with legally purchased guns. You probably think it's partially my fault. Why? Because I am a Godless American.
On one side are those who explain these ghastly incidents as the outcome of a failed mental health system. On the other are pundits who say these preventable deaths are the consequence of America's patent inability to regulate guns. They are both right.
For us to learn anything from this tragedy we have to wrench ourselves away from his manifesto -- it's not about him anymore. Leave him to his fate in eternity, and wish solace on everyone.
Probably one of the weirdest hashtags in use today is #guncontrolbullies, coined by Open Carry, a loose affiliation of state organizations, which holds protests around the country at which zealots parade around with loaded firearms in public places.
Here's the gun the "gun rights" folks don't want you to have... ...
These perverse results from our nation's gun rights experiment should be all the information we need to reevaluate our approach to gun laws.
A mental health worker who alerts the police to a patient's suicide plan with a gun isn't infringing on anyone's 2nd Amendment rights. And an ER physician who's told by a patient that "I'm not going to let him beat me up again" has a Hippocratic responsibility to inquire about the existence of a gun.