Tag Archives: 2nd Amendment

Politics 101: Focus on guns, not mental health

Too often the debate centers around the image on the left when what we should really be talking about is on the right

Too often the debate centers around the image on the left when what we should really be talking about is on the right

Last week another gun related tragedy occurred, this time in Washington State. A young man entered the cafeteria, brandished a weapon, and started shooting before turning it in himself. His actions led to several injuries and three deaths (including his own).

Afterwards, reports focused on how well liked the young man was but that he had seemingly been under some emotional duress recently according to his Twitter feed. Well, no shit! Top notch reporting there.

People who are feeling good about life, about themselves and their personal situations, do NOT start a shooting spree at school that leads to their death. People who are emotionally stable and chemically balanced in their brain simply don’t do things like this. Continue reading

A 2nd Amendment Plea

AR15 Giveaway 5The group “Iowa Gun Owners” recently sent out an email announcing that a young man from Dubuque won their most recent “giveaway” program. This kid, Timothy (at left), won an AR-15. This is the gun that has received so much coverage regarding its controversy.

A pro-gun group holds a giveaway and of course, it gives away an AR-15. Not a Ruger shotgun. Not a Colt revolver. Not a Winchester rifle. Nope, an M16…err AR-15! The pro-gun group wants to throw it in the faces of every single anti-gun activist out there by giving away the very gun that they are trying to ban.

And this is why pro-gun groups receive so much backlash, because they are stupid in their PR. The whole mantra of doing something “because we can”. The “law allows it (for now) and so nobody can stop us” line of thinking.

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Not the ordinary Gun Control debate

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of...

In light of recent events, the topic of gun control is once again at the forefront of the American political debate in the media.

First off, guns are inherently American.  No country on Earth has a history shaped by the gun like the United States does,  has the fascination with firearms like we do, or has the problems we do.  The Constitution clearly spells out that the American people are allowed to own firearms.  It doesn’t state the degree to which this should be enforced because 200+ years ago the average person could afford a musket or a pistol and the hunters and elite could afford a rifle.

Today, that is a very different story.  Continue reading

Not the ordinary Gun Control debate

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of...

In light of recent events, the topic of gun control is once again at the forefront of the American political debate in the media.

First off, guns are inherently American.  No country on Earth has a history shaped by the gun like the United States does,  has the fascination with firearms like we do, or has the problems we do.  The Constitution clearly spells out that the American people are allowed to own firearms.  It doesn’t state the degree to which this should be enforced because 200+ years ago the average person could afford a musket or a pistol and the hunters and elite could afford a rifle.

Today, that is a very different story.  Continue reading