Tagged: gun violence

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...

May the Force be with Them

May the Force be with Them

  I was surprised and impressed by the three young ladies on Rachel’s show last night. They made me revise my view of American education and they revived my hope for America’s future. Emma...

Power to the Kids!

Power to the Kids!

  When I saw those TV scenes of schoolchildren protesting against gun violence in America and listened to their leaders being interviewed, I dared to hope that democracy might survive after all. Even if you do...

Where Guns Rule

Where Guns Rule

  In the part of Florida where Sandra and I live, politics is quite simple. White people vote Republican, others vote Democrat. I know it sounds crazy, but that’s what I’ve noticed in my 20...

Gun Debate Turns Ugly

Gun Debate Turns Ugly

  Some people are too emotionally damaged to be capable of human feeling. Some are  too brainless to be capable of  human thought. And some are just evil. These must be the kinds of people who would threaten to...

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...