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

The Gun Issue IS Political. Talk About It!

I am so tired of talking about guns, but more than that, I am tired of no one else talking about them enough. Too often, the discussion ends before it even really starts because people from all sides of the … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Gun Owners

Look, I know there are some “progressives” out there who want to take all your guns. However, as is the case with “free college” and “free healthcare” for everyone, they should not be listened to. They represent themselves and only … Continue reading

Repost AGAIN: Gun Control Has to Be Non-Negotiable

We don’t need “gun responsibility.” We don’t need “gun safety.” We need GUN CONTROL. If you’re wondering why, all I can say is, get your head out of the latest news about which Kardashian married which basketball player and which … Continue reading

Take the Threat Seriously

I am not usually one of those who worries easily. Most of the time, when a Republican says something stupid or somewhat threatening, I find it hard to take them seriously. For example, when some GOP idiot gets on the … Continue reading

Shove Your “Thoughts and Prayers”

This week has featured a lot of tragedy. And make no mistake, it’s all tragedy. The police who were gunned down in Dallas last night is a tragedy. The killing of unarmed black men is a tragedy. And all we … Continue reading

Both Parties are NOT the Same: Gunloon Edition

It seems as if every day, some PUB (Progressive Unicorn Brigade) or a professional lefty (people who say what gullible progressives want to hear to get clicks) tries to convince me that the two major political parties are much the … Continue reading