Gun Control

Memo to U.S. Senators:

Stanley Almodovar III, 23

Amanda Alvear, 25

Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21

Martin Benitez Torres, 33

Antonio D. Brown, 29

Darryl R. Burt II, 29

Jonathan A. Camuy Vega, 24

Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28

Simon A. Carrillo Fernandez, 31… Read More

Inconvenient Facts

Spoiler Alert: This commentary may just come as a shock to gun rights advocates… maybe. Regular readers already know that I’m a fussbudget about facts and statistics. They also know that I’ve spoken out against assault-style weapons, and the need to do more when it … Read More

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Before President Obama held a press conference Tuesday to announce that he was signing executive orders to help reduce gun violence, two Brooklyn New York legislators, Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, were threatened by America’s 1st Freedom, an affiliate of the National … Read More

Sorrow and Shame

Every time an attack, like the recent mass shooting in California, occurs too many of us react badly. Paralyzed by fear and anger, we retreat into a moral relativism that is simply breathtaking.

It’s become a sad reality that after every such attack, gun sales … Read More

When?

Whenever another mass shooting takes place, we hear the same litany:

“Not one more mass shooting. Not one more child shot. Not one more innocent life cut short prematurely by gun violence.”

Blacksburg, Lafayette, Chattanooga, Charleston, Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista. Look at the list of … Read More

The Chicken Little Effect

Christoval, Texas has recently become ground zero for conspiracy theorists.

Rather than keep a watchful eye for self-radicalized, domestic terrorists with real intentions of harm, the folks in Christoval are closely watching the federal government’s war games.

Why?

Many harbor the misguided belief that the … Read More

Stupid is as Stupid Does

This image has not been photo-shopped.

The photo accurately shows Denise Tarrant holding her 2-week-old grandson, as she pays for dinner at All Around Pizza in Virginia Beach, Virginia last month (Feb. 18).

Why is this grandmother openly “packing heat” in a restaurant?

Well, she’s … Read More