Guns

A quote by Garrison Keillor

The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people […]

…Only Outlaws will Have Guns

The state of Michigan issues licenses for concealed carry of a gun.  Additionally, they have a “Stand Your Ground” law similar to the one in Florida.  I guess that it is working out for them just about as well as a lot of us thought it would. There were two drivers in Ionia, Michigan, a […]

Reflections

It is hard not to think about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The papers say that the shooter, Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adults. I guess that if you are counting bodies, that is what you get. However, he did irreparable damage to a lot more people than that. What […]

Guns and More Guns

Yesterday we heard of yet another deranged person having a gun and deciding to kill some innocent people. In this case there was a house fire. The first responders were volunteer firemen in upstate New York. The first two people off the engine were gunned down. What sin did they do? They were trying to […]

When Guns are Outlawed …

Inasmuch as what happened in Newtown, Aurora, Phoenix, Columbine, etc.,  I am reasonably sure that every politician knows that they have to convey the perception that they are doing something about this national sickness.  Most gun laws that have been passed in this country have been done to make us feel good AND to not […]

God, Huckabee, and Guns

Since 9/11 jihadist terrorists have only been able to kill 17 Americans in the US.  During the same time frame 88,000 Americans died in gun violence in the US. So, in case you are interested, you are 5,000 times more likely to be killed by one of your fellow citizens than by a buddy of […]

Dear Mr. President

This is a letter written by Arif Hussain, the husband of a friend.  With her permission I am reprinting it. Dear Mr. President: I am the father of 3 young children living in a well-to-do community in America but I am shaking with fear, agony and anger after learning about the mass murder of young […]