Archive for the ‘Guns & Violence’ Category

Discussion we’re having on sexual assault is the discussion we should of had about guns

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“Why does this keep happening and what are we going to do about it?” Another mass shooting? No. Another man in power accused of sexual misconduct.

 
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November 20, 2017
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Yet another mass shooting. 27 dead in a Texas Church. Conservatives send prayers, oblivious to irony

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Time to get serious about gun control. If “thoughts & prayers” were enough of a response to every mass shooting, a church would be the safest place to be.

 
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November 6, 2017
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Party of Life, Rants, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity

Self-Proclaimed Protectors of America Hold Everything it Stands for in Contempt.

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One of the great ironies in this nation is that the people who claim to love it the most are the same people with the most contempt for it.

 
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October 16, 2017
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Can’t ban guns? Try taxing gunpowder.

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Any attempt to ban guns is an exercise in futility. Time to think more creatively.

 
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October 9, 2017
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  · Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Partisanship, Party of Life, rewriting history, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, Terrorism, Unconstitutional

The Subtle “Implied Racism” of Trump’s Presidency

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Donald Trump’s entire rise to the presidency has been bore on the backs of racism. His remarks following the Charlottesville murders is but the latest example of a history of reluctance to condemn racism.

 
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August 14, 2017
Posted in: Civil Rights, Crime, Guns & Violence, Racism, Right-wing Facism, Terrorism

Tell me how More Guns would have prevented crossfire shooting death of Wade’s cousin?

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Over the weekend, Donald Trump was rightly excoriated for politicizing the death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Chicago Bulls superstar Dwyane Wade, after tweeting (natch) that such incidents would win him the African-American vote. Now, Trump rightly deserves condemnation for politicizing Aldridge’s death (and no, I’m not doing the same. I’m attributing no benefit/harm from this […]

 
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August 29, 2016
Posted in: Crime, Election, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Racism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity

Dallas and The Slippery Slope of Allowing Police to Play Executioner

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Last week was another tragic week following the deaths of two black men at the hands of police under dubious circumstances and five police officers in Dallas by a disturbed black man using a #BlackLivesMatter protest as cover. But just as disturbing was the method used to “stop” the Dallas shooter… not “capture”, “arrest” or “subdue”, […]

 
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July 11, 2016
Posted in: Civil Rights, Crime, Guns & Violence, Racism, Unconstitutional

Pro-Gun Supporters ALREADY Told Us They Don’t Need an Assault Weapon to Stop One

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“If *I* had been in that (latest mass shooting location), *I* could have taken that guy out!” You heard them too I’ll bet. Those chest-beating low-brow far Right gun nuts telling us how if THEY had been there with THEIR pistol/Glock/etc when all those people were being shot, THEY could have taken out the mass shooter […]

 
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June 13, 2016
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

Texas Lt.Gov Cites Ridiculous Disprovable Facts to Defend New Open Carry Law

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Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick went on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday to defend the state’s new “Open Carry” gun law, citing a litany of easily disprovable lies and half truths to support the controversial new law.

 
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January 4, 2016
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting

Same People Telling Us More Guns Is Solution to Gun Violence Have Given Us 15 years of War in Mid East

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WHILE President Obama was en route to Oregon to meet with families of the last mass school shooting at Umpqua Community College, TWO MORE school shootings took place, one at Northern Arizona University (one dead, three wounded) and one at Texas Southern University (one dead, one wounded). And as I pointed out last week, all the GOP candidates […]

 
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October 12, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Election, Guns & Violence, Middle East, National Security, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

GOP Perpetuating Deadly Myth States with Strictest Gun Laws Have the Worst Crime

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Both Donald Trump and Chris Christie yesterday repeated a popular (and long debunked) Right-Wing myth that “states with the strictest gun laws have the worst crime”, and BOTH men cited the great state of “Chicago” as their “proof”. I wish I could simply say, “No, the exact opposite is true”, but it’s not that simple. While […]

 
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October 5, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Election, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Politics

Two more cold blooded gun murders, one on live TV, and nothing will change (once again.)

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“Any chance of sane gun-control legislation in this country disappeared the moment we decided the brutal mass murder of 20 innocent school children was acceptable.” An acceptable price to pay to protect the availability of guns. We did that. I wish I could take credit for this quote, but I read it and can’t remember where. It’s not exact […]

 
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August 31, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Party of Life, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity