Posts Tagged ‘Gun Control’

April 17th, 2022 - 2:46 pm § in News Media, Politics

Another shooting, another GOP rant without solutions

Forgive me for yawning; I can’t help it. This is getting tiresome. As you know, a 62-year-old drifter wounded 10 people on a New York City subway last week. Police quickly arrested him, and we know he has a dozen prior misdemeanor arrests. He’s almost certainly mentally ill, but was able[...]

April 11th, 2022 - 9:01 pm § in Politics

Republicans want to arm criminals

  Biden wants kit guns assembled at home from parts purchased online to have serial numbers and be subject to background checks just like other guns (see story here). That seems like a very reasonable idea, but Republicans hate it. “The Constitution does not authorize the federal governme[...]

December 12th, 2021 - 2:11 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

What happens when Democrats behave like Republicans

California’s Democratic governor has “directed his staff to collaborate with the legislature and attorney general to draft a bill” to offer cash bounties to citizen legal vigilantes who sue “anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or part[...]

December 5th, 2021 - 2:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What the heck was he thinking?

Marine Sgt. Travis Glosser insisted to investigators he “never had any intent to harm anyone.” He never considered “selling, giving, or even showing anyone” the 13 lbs. C4 plastic explosive he stole. That’s enough to blow up three “antifa” buses (video below), [...]

December 5th, 2021 - 1:51 pm § in Politics

Merry GOP Christmas!

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and his family aren’t letting a deadly school shooting in Michigan dampen their holiday spirit! Read story here. But that’s not all; Massie also tweeted, “Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo.” Story here. To use against who? My thoughts: Ap[...]

November 20th, 2021 - 1:08 pm § in Law and Courts

Why it’s not safe to fly

This is why: “The accidental discharge of a passenger’s weapon in a security area of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused widespread panic Saturday afternoon, prompting a brief halt of departing flights over the busy travel weekend,” CNN reported on November 20, [...]

November 18th, 2021 - 7:53 pm § in Politics

Fired Ferguson cop shows up in Kenosha with AR-15

Jesse Kline was a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, from 2015 until 2018, when he was fired for “allegedly following an ex-girlfriend to another man’s home and poking the man’s chest with the barrel of his gun” (see story here). Further details of that incident are recounted here[...]

November 2nd, 2021 - 4:46 pm § in Politics

“Gun girl” becomes “poop girl”

Remember her? If you’d suspected this girl is a publicity hound aiming to cash in on notoriety, you would’ve been right. Kaitlin Bennett aspires to be a well-paid professional rightwing rabble-rouser. Since graduating, she’s been visiting college campuses and asking students loaded[...]

September 6th, 2021 - 12:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Canadian election: Could Trudeau lose?

He sure could, the polls suggest. As of Saturday, the Conservatives led the Liberals, 35.5% to 33.4%, although by Sunday this had dropped to 34.9% to 33.0%, demonstrating the volatility of public opinion a little more than two weeks before the September 20 nationwide election for seats in Parliament[...]

September 5th, 2021 - 1:22 pm § in Politics

Banning assault weapons is good politics in Canada

“The head of Canada’s opposition Conservatives on Sunday scrapped a campaign promise to eliminate a ban on some assault weapons,” Reuters reported on Sunday, September 5, 2021 (read story here). The Conservatives, led by Erin O’Toole, are challenging Canadian P.M. Justin Trud[...]