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Posts Tagged ‘Gun Control’

November 30th, 2022 - 12:34 pm § in Law and Courts

Let’s crack down on illegal gun possession

People with criminal records, under restraining orders, or subjects of “red flag” laws can’t have guns. They do anyway. Let’s stop pussyfooting around, and insist prosecutors charge these violations and judges give stiff sentences to violators. For example, Jadan Maurice Dav[...]

November 25th, 2022 - 7:24 pm § in Law and Courts

Why do people who shouldn’t have guns still have them?

Drummond Neil Smithson, 31, admits he has anger issues. He’s even told police he’s been “in and out of” psychiatric hospitals. In June 2019 a Tennessee judge issued a protection order against him. It barred him from having guns. He violated it. In September 2019, when police [...]

September 28th, 2022 - 12:12 am § in Politics

Look who’s buying guns now

Gun proliferation in America started with white male conservatives. The GOP and gun lobby have been very successful at removing restrictions on guns. Brandishing guns is even becoming a form of political speech. But guess what, the Second Amendment either applies to everybody or nobody; and now libe[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 1:49 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Crime blotter: I don’t care what his excuse is

Isabella Thallas (photo, left) didn’t see her 22nd birthday, because Michael Close (photo, below right), 38, killed her over dog poop. Thallas and her boyfriend, Darian Simon, were walking a dog on June 10, 2020, outside Close’s apartment building in Denver. They stopped and encouraged t[...]

September 21st, 2022 - 1:12 am § in Law and Courts

The guy who raped your sister can now legally carry a gun while stalking you

Until yesterday, a federal law prohibited people under felony indictment from buying guns. But that public safety protection is now gone, thanks to a ruling by an Obama-nominated, Trump-appointed federal judge in Texas (see his bio here). I’m not sure it’s his fault. In striking down the[...]

September 2nd, 2022 - 8:26 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Kids with guns

“School had just started for the year on Monday,” the CNN story begins (here). “A suspect approached the victim, 17, during dismissal. The encounter became heated, and the suspect … also 17, shot at the victim multiple times …. School police performed CPR on the studen[...]

August 30th, 2022 - 7:06 pm § in Law and Courts

What America can do about guns right now

I’m not talking about overcoming the very difficult hurdles of the Supreme Court and Senate filibuster to pass new laws. I’m saying enforce the laws we already have.      “The number of shootings involving automatic weapons in the US has skyrocketed,” CNN says. “Inci[...]

August 28th, 2022 - 1:24 pm § in Politics

Texas lets anyone have a gun

No state is more gun-crazy, or less restrictive on guns, than Texas. In the wake of the Uvalde school massacre, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, ignored calls by victims’ families for gun reforms (see story here). Now there’s another Texas gun carnage to talk about. A Houston man whoR[...]

August 5th, 2022 - 10:18 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Ron DeSantis’s hypocrisy

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis (photo, left), who wants to be president, suspended Tampa’s twice-elected Democratic prosecutor on Thursday, August 4, 2022, “for pledging not to enforce the state’s new 15-week abortion ban and for supporting gender-affirming treatments for minorsR[...]

August 4th, 2022 - 2:36 pm § in Law and Courts

A sociopath’s right to bear arms shall not be infringed

Michael Morgan isn’t unique; sociopaths like him are the bread-and-butter of New York tabloids. Two years ago, Morgan, then 18 years old, came out of an apartment building shooting. He missed the intended victim, but killed the victim’s companion. He got away with that crime at the time,[...]