No Longer Are There Excuses for Doing Nothing About Guns

I have been advocating for sensible gun control since 1982, when a friend of mine was shot and killed in a robbery of the store he worked in and another killed himself by putting a gun in his mouth and … Continue reading

The Problem is Guns, Not Mental Illness

Yes, I do agree that we have a problem with treating mental illness in this country; I won’t argue that at all. But stop blaming “mental illness” for our out-of-control gun problem. Yes, we do need to take mental illness … Continue reading

Gun Control Now: Stop Doing Nothing!

I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of my notifications being filled with stories of innocent people being shot and killed by terrorists. I am equally sick and tired of the perpetrators of these mass killings … Continue reading

New Study Shows Common Sense Gun Control Will Likely Work

I have been advocating for common sense gun control policy for damn near 40 years now, and the most frustrating aspect of doing that has to be the dearth of studies available showing the correlation between the easy availability of … Continue reading

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