Posts Tagged ‘Gun Control’

May 20th, 2023 - 12:11 am § in News Media, Schools & Colleges

Does this story have only one side?

J’den McAdory of Severn, Maryland, doesn’t like a new gun control law recently signed by Gov. Wes Moore, so he protested by parading with an AR-15 at an elementary school bus drop-off site. A news reporter tweeted: And he’s catching flak. Former Biden press secretary Jen Psaki sai[...]

May 6th, 2023 - 7:55 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Gun violence on 5/6/23

Headlining today’s gun violence news, a mass shooter killed 8 shoppers and injured 7 others at a Texas mall before being killed by police (story here). But it doesn’t stop there: A 16-year-old boy was killed at a Texas graduation party (story here). A 17-year-old girl was killed and 5 ot[...]

April 30th, 2023 - 10:28 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Should courts go easy on teenage killers?

The gunfire, it seems, never stops. And in many cases, kids are pulling the triggers. In South Carolina, a drive-by shooting at a park wounded 9 young people, ages 16 to 20, in the wee hours of Saturday, April 29, 2023. Police found “dozens of shell casings from several different weapons,̶[...]

April 15th, 2023 - 2:39 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Republicans can’t escape their unpopular policies

It’s hard for ordinary people like me to fathom why anybody would want to be president, but a number of Republican politicians do, and they all have a problem. Most Americans hate their positions on abortion and guns. On top of that, the GOP has long been a party for the rich, and often indiff[...]

April 10th, 2023 - 9:02 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Florida isn’t a crime-free haven

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, isn’t keeping Florida residents safe. Florida’s pandemic death rate was twice Washington’s, thanks in part to his lax public health policies. What about crime? DeSantis is bragging he’s made Florida a safe state, but nothing backs[...]

March 30th, 2023 - 12:35 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

GOP House leader wants to talk about school shootings

“House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said legislation alone can’t prevent school shootings and that the U.S. must also have some kind of serious talk,” Huffington Post reported on Thursday, March 30, 2023, in the aftermath of a private Christian school massacre (read story here). M[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 3:26 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Why do Republicans think crazy is a winning election strategy?

Probably because they’ve been around their own voters too long, and need to get out of the barn more. After 3 teachers and 3 kids were murdered by an AK47-wielding woman at a Nashville Christian school on Monday, March 27, 2023 (see story here), a survivor of the July 4, 2022, Highland Park pa[...]

March 23rd, 2023 - 3:42 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOP congresswoman defends gun device with fetus pics

The ATF wants to ban pistol stabilizing braces, arguing they turn handguns into short-barreled rifles (photo below), which are illegal under federal law (think of sawed-off shotguns, but shooting bullets instead of buckshot). Read story here. The 2021 Boulder supermarket shooter used one to slaughte[...]

March 4th, 2023 - 6:57 pm § in Politics, Republicans

WTF Texas Republicans?!

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) represents southwest Texas. The Uvalde elementary school, scene of a mass shooting in May 2022, is in his district. The perpetrator bought the gun legally a day after his 18th birthday, and committed the crime a week later. Following that school massacre, there was another [...]

February 24th, 2023 - 2:54 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Guns in schools news for 2/24/23

“A 2-year-old girl, 13-year-old boy, 15-year-old boy and two 16-year-old boys were shot in the schoolyard of the James G. Blaine School at about 5:52 p.m. Thursday, according to Philadelphia police.” (Read story here.) “A male juvenile suspect has been arrested at a high school bas[...]