Tagged: gun control

A Lack of Common Sense

A Lack of Common Sense

Remember Voltaire’s lament on the rarity of common sense? Don’t you think it’s even less common today than it was in his time? There’s a two-dimensional quality to political discourse, for example. Gun control...

When “Rights” Collide

When “Rights” Collide

  I don’t imagine any reasonable person thinks it’s OK to settle a verbal dispute by violence. So when I exercise my First Amendment right, you don’t have the right to shoot me. That’s...

Legacy of a Tainted Election

Legacy of a Tainted Election

  Now that we have all seen how the Russians meddled in the 2016 elections, you might think the courts would give Americans a mulligan. Voters were tricked into making the wrong choice, so...

A Bloody Blow – by Russia?

A Bloody Blow – by Russia?

The way I see it, Russian saboteurs dealt another vicious blow to America yesterday as another apparently deranged creature committed yet another bloody massacre using a military grade automatic weapon. Yes, call me crazy, but I...

Bring a Gun to Church?

Bring a Gun to Church?

  When they came to take Jesus, Peter instinctively responded by drawing his sword and striking at one of the men, cutting off his ear. But Jesus immediately healed the man’s ear, saying, “No...

Conspiracy Nuts’ Odd World

Conspiracy Nuts’ Odd World

When a 64-year-old gambler stockpiles an arsenal and sprays bullets into a crowd of concertgoers, some people want an exotic explanation. They refuse to believe the guy just snapped. But I have to tell...

Sharing the Shooter’s Guilt

Sharing the Shooter’s Guilt

  Our local newspaper’s headline this morning quotes Trump as saying the Las Vegas massacre was an “act of pure evil.” And for once the president and I agree on something. But he neglected to point out...

Sinking to Their Level

Sinking to Their Level

  Everyday Americans – working stiffs or retired codgers – have every reason to despise the Republicans in Congress. Pandering to the most powerful and richest members of society, they have schemed and plotted...

A Digital Protest? Really?

A Digital Protest? Really?

  In another time, Americans might be marching on Washington today, massing in front of Congress to support the Democratic sit-in against gun violence. But I know of no  plan to march. Instead I...

Blood Money

Blood Money

  There should be a special place in Hell for the vultures who feast on the corpses of gun violence victims. I am talking specifically about the creatures who grow obscenely wealthy from the...