Tagged: US gun control

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...

The Incessant Voices of Evil

The Incessant Voices of Evil

  As I live through yet another school massacre and hear the depressingly deja vu arguments on TV, I wonder how some politicians can look at themselves in the mirror and not crumble into...

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...

Powerful Saboteurs Target American Democracy

Powerful Saboteurs Target American Democracy

The news on national TV today is all about the elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, and the pundits are sifting through exit polls to figure out the meaning of it all....

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 –...

What about My Right Not to Get Shot?

What about My Right Not to Get Shot?

I sit on the old, green swing on our breezeway, looking at the sliver of Lake Gibson visible beyond the house across the street, watching the cats enjoy the gentle breeze… Am I endangering...

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,...

Is a Bad Democrat Better than No Democrat?

Is a Bad Democrat Better than No Democrat?

Democrats face a dilemma in 2014. Do they stick to their principles and run off the pols who use the party to make a lucrative nest for themselves in Congress? Or do they tolerate...

How the Koch Brothers Pursue Their Sinister Ends

How the Koch Brothers Pursue Their Sinister Ends

  Charles and David Koch (left to right, above) are rich, powerful men who are using their money and power to change America. They seem to represent some dark spirit, some evil force intent...

In the U.S., the Real World Copies “Wild West” Movies

In the U.S., the Real World Copies “Wild West” Movies

I used to enjoy cowboy movies. It’s comforting when the most complicated problems can be solved with a  Colt .45 revolver. But I never thought these simple-minded morality plays reflect real life. Until now....