Tagged: National Rifle Association

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...

A Small Step for Mankind

A Small Step for Mankind

   I know the NRA has a death grip on the Republicans who control Congress but surely even the NRA can’t reasonably object to a common sense regulation suggested by Rachel Maddow last night....

Slaughter of the Innocents

Slaughter of the Innocents

  While the world cowers in fear and western civilization mobilizes to destroy ISIS, another kind of terror continues unabated in America, becoming almost commonplace. Of course I’m talking about mass shootings. Another of...

Deja Vu All Over Again

Deja Vu All Over Again

Once again the unthinkable has happened. A crazed killer has gunned down innocent victims who had done him no harm, whom he did not even know. Once again, outrage has erupted across the land....

Too Sad for Words

Too Sad for Words

  There’s nothing I can add to the outpouring of sorrow following that senseless shooting in Virginia. I know I should say something – if only to acknowledge the horror of it. But what? What...

Gun Crazy – and Loving it!

Gun Crazy – and Loving it!

“Freedom-loving” Americans are supposed to feel relieved when they hear that the National Rifle Association “will not go quietly into the night,” that the organization will forever fight for “the right to survive and...

Another “Liberal” Television Commentator Gets the Boot

Another “Liberal” Television Commentator Gets the Boot

The beat goes on… This time it’s Piers Morgan who must say goodbye. I see a trend here, don’t you? Keith Obermann’s head was the first to roll as I remember it, but checking the...

Democracy in Action?

Democracy in Action?

I witnessed democracy in action yesterday, and I am left scratching my head. In our town, the mayor, a nice man named Gow Fields (above, right), was being challenged by a contentious city commissioner...

Group Should be Liable for Giving Away Guns

Group Should be Liable for Giving Away Guns

Residents of a quiet Orlando neighborhood were startled recently when the area was flooded by fliers offering them free shotguns. But the group distributing the shotguns – the Armed Citizens Project of Florida –...

Why is Gun Ownership Sacred in the United States?

Why is Gun Ownership Sacred in the United States?

I’m sure you’ve heard about the Second Amendment to the Unites States Constitution. It prohibits laws that would prevent Americans from legally owning “arms.” Back in the days of the Founding Fathers, of course,...