The Gun Debate: Choosing the Wrong “Freedom”

I am a fan of freedom, in all its forms. So, I suppose I’m confused as to why your “freedom” to own and carry a gun just because you want to is more important than everyone else’s freedom to live … Continue reading

Two Days to Go: Don’t Forget the Gun Problem

It’s only been eight-and-a-half months since the kids from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School suffered what would be seen as an unthinkable tragedy in virtually any other free country in the world. In response, many of the survivors rose up as … Continue reading

Don’t Let the Gunloons Win

I have been advocating for stricter gun laws for more than 30 years, in part because it’s an issue that is very personal to me. More than 30 years ago,  someone I knew and loved was gunned down senselessly in … Continue reading

The Best Argument for Gun Control Comes From Gunloons

I have been saying this for years. A few years back, for example, the NRA and the gunloons on the far right were trying to make a case for “open carry” everywhere. You’ll remember this, if you remember the spectacle … Continue reading

Cutting the Crap on the Second Amendment

Has there ever been a time in history in which the complete and utter misinterpretation of one single sentence has led to such a swath of death and destruction? Here’s the sentence; see if you recognize it: “A well-regulated militia, … Continue reading

Toward a More Rational Gun Control Debate

When the subject is guns, everyone just gets crazy sometimes. That’s cool; it’s a tough subject and it’s very emotional. And the reason it’s an emotional is because the purpose of guns is to take lives. Not just human lives, … Continue reading

Gun Death by the Numbers

Sometimes, if you want to understand a problem, you need only look at numbers. That is certainly true of the gun problem. In the United States: More than 100,000 people are shot with guns every year. Of those 100,000 gunshots, nearly … Continue reading

The Truth About the Real Second Amendment

The 27 words in the Second Amendment are easily among the most misunderstood and misinterpreted passages ever written. It doesn’t matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the chances are you are baffled by what it says. I say … Continue reading

There Is Only One Side to the Gun Control Debate

I have to be frank here. I’m tired of talking about guns. Not just here on this blog, but everywhere. I have been an advocate for common sense gun control for a really long time – by my count, at … Continue reading

Repost: Stop Quoting the Kleck Study, Gunloons!

It’s become a perennial. Every time I discuss guns anywhere on the Internet, some gunloon pulls out the Kleck Study. This is my takedown of that study from 2014, and it still fits, so I am reposting it now. Enjoy.  … Continue reading