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Category: guns

It’s not just a park anymore

This weekend I found out I wasn’t as “over” our neighborhood shooting as I thought. Two days ago, for the first time in quite a while, I took my dog […]

Shooting too close to home

This was my front yard when I got up Sunday morning. Yep, that’s crime scene tape tied to my tree. I could see a police car just down the street […]

Shootings require guns

Our lawmakers need to stop the excuses and false rationales. Other countries have mental illness. Other countries have video games. Other countries have racists. But only the US has frequent […]

About those red flag laws …

There has been a lot of talk this week about passing “red flag laws” to help prevent the sort of shootings that occurred in El Paso and Dayton over the […]

Gun culture

The recent mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, were terrible beyond words and yet, sadly, not at all unfamiliar to Americans. Mass shootings have become all too common here. It’s […]

NRA: ‘This is our lane’

If the NRA wants to claim that the issue of gun rights and gun ownership is theirs alone (“our lane”), that’s going to be a problem — because they aren’t […]

#Enough won’t be enough

The media yesterday were full of pictures and stories about students across the country walking out of class in remembrance of the seventeen killed in Parkland, Fla., two weeks ago. […]

GOP supports (their own) gun-free zones

A number of Republicans, while denouncing gun-free zones for others, enforce a few for themselves. An article on Alternet notes five places that Republicans, for their own personal safety, maintain […]

Unexpected sources

It was cold and snowing yesterday, and I spent the afternoon playing video games. Some Assassin’s Creed: Origins, a bit of Warframe, but mostly Civilization VI. The latter is full of […]

Walmart: Just another shooting

By now you may have heard about the Walmart shooting here in Thornton, CO, Wednesday evening. And one or two of you might even have remembered I live here. But […]

If they’d been armed …

I’ve already had my say on this subject. Far too many times. Congress and the NRA can go peddle their excuses somewhere else.