Texas gunslingers

Look at Rick Perry swaggering on stage with his hands out from his sides like a gunslinger ready to draw. Is that just the way Texans are taught to walk? […]

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 […]

Hail summer

Last spring there was a wind storm here that blew down fences, knocked over a large woody bush in my backyard, and peeled shingles off the house across the street. […]

#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 […]

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.