I have devoted most of today’s website for the need of gun control in America.
In the wake of the mass killing that claimed 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) made the case Sunday that the answer to preventing massacres in the U.S. is for more Americans to carry guns.
The NRA cares more about the right to shoot a gun than about the right not to be shot by a gun. The NRA is the problem. And loosey goosey guns shows, too. I’ve been to a gun show in Alabama and the people scared me more than the hard core weaponry I saw.
Gun laws work. Period.
Sorry for the rant but I was born a stone’s throw from Newtown, CT. and it hit me harder than the previous mass killings.
The World is a Safer Place Without Saddam
- Obama in Newtown: ‘We can’t tolerate this anymore’
- Gunman shoots 1 in Texas movie theater parking lot
- Ind. man with 47 guns arrested after school threat
- Sandy Hook Elementary School Closed Indefinitely – WSJ.com
- Newtown school shooting: First 2 of 20 funerals today for massacre’s child victims
Well, At Least Half of America is Sane, Surely the Same Half that Voted for Obama
The new HuffPost/YouGov survey found that 50 percent of Americans say gun laws should be made more strict than they are now, compared to 43 percent who said that they should remain the same (29 percent) or be made less strict (14 percent). The poll also found support for banning semi-automatic weapons (51 percent to 33 percent) as well as magazine clips holding more than 10 rounds (54 percent to 32 percent).
“December 21, the end of the world, is a Friday. So it means dress is casual.” –David Letterman
And We Wonder Why There Is So Much Acceptance of Violence In America. Fox News Promotes It.
“If The New York Times, NPR, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn and Hugo Chavez hate something, then it must be awesome. So I cherish waterboarding. I want to make it our national sport, our national bird. I want to make the waterboard the state flower of Vermont, instead of the Birkenstock.” - Fox News host Greg Gutfeld
This Greg Gutfeld is such an egotistical jerk. A perfect fit for Fox News.
- Republicans are hiding out since this slaughter occurred. What , what’s that noise? Oh, it’s the sound of chickens clucking. – Lisa
- NRA’s Facebook page disappears following Sandy Hook killings
- Republicans skip a Sunday morning debate on gun control
This commentary from a normally snarky political website, Wonkette.com, touched my heart
We’re going to talk about it.
We’re going to talk about it because our thoughts and prayers are not enough. They were not enough after Columbine (15 dead), or the Amish schoolhouse (6 dead), or Virginia Tech (33 dead), or Tucson (6 dead), or Aurora (12 dead), or the Wisconsin Sikh temple (6 dead), and they are not enough now that another 28 once living, breathing people have been added to the tally. To offer only thoughts and prayers is to say “Well, that’s a damn shame. Sure hope it doesn’t happen again.” We have done this every time. And every time, it’s happened again. So we’re going to talk about it.
The U.S. Census Bureau says that by the year 2043, white people will be in the minority in the United States. By that time, the country will be 15 percent black, 31 percent Hispanic, and 1 percent Republican.- Jay Leno
Rock the Voter News
- NRA member Sen. Manchin (D-WV) says Newtown shooting should open assault weapons debate
- Democratic senators want ban on assault weapons
- Analysis: Kerry would bring experience, deep personal resources to State Dept.
More Guns Aren’t the Answer. Here are the Statistics That Prove the Opposite
Alaska, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Wyoming Have Highest Gun Death Rates and Highest Gun Ownership Rates
Washington, DC–States with higher gun ownership rates and weak gun laws have the highest rates of gun death according to a new analysis by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) of just-released 2008 national data (the most recent available) from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
The analysis reveals that the five states with the highest per capita gun death rates were Alaska, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Wyoming. Each of these states had a per capita gun death rate far exceeding the national per capita gun death rate of 10.38 per 100,000 for 2008. Each state has lax gun laws and higher gun ownership rates.
My “Husbad” Stole My Gun and Sold It and Why I Believe in the 2nd Amendment
A few months before my “husbad” had me arrested, while I was still in Costa Rica receiving my cancer care, he stole my gun and sold it in Alabama. I have a witness and several email exchanges with him about it. In other words, I have proof of his theft.
I told my lawyer in the states about it after my arrest because the gun is registered in my name in Florida. It was a collector’s piece, a 1966 Smith & Wesson sub nose 38 with a wooden handle. I asked my lawyer if I should report to the Ashford, AL police. She said for me to wait until the case was over otherwise it would look like revenge to the court. The case still isn’t over.
I’m making this public now after the horrifying slaughter of innocents in Connecticut.
Any yahoo could get that gun, commit a robbery or even worse, a murder and guess who they’d question, me. That’s why I’m posting this and making this public.
I am going to email my lawyer today in Florida and see if I can, now, report the theft of my gun.
I have been a gun owner most of my life and never had to point a gun at a human being, even the “husbad.” I have shot a rabid possum that was going after my little Shi Tzu. I have shot snakes, and that’s it…other than target practice. I pulled my gun out at a bear going through my trash in Navarre, FL, but he ran away, not from seeing the gun, I’m sure. I didn’t want to shoot the poor thing, anyway, but would if I had to.
My gun always had a lock on it and was generally in my safe.
The first time I shot a gun I was 16. A male friend, Gene, in Davie, Florida taught me. He also taught me the fear of guns.
The first gun I bought was in 1979 when I was on my way, alone, driving from Ft Lauderdale to Oakland, California. I stopped in Tallahassee to visit some friends. One was a policeman. He insisted that I buy a gun for protection. He emphasized how dangerous it is to be a blonde driving a 1977 white Cordoba and plenty of bad guys would like me and my car. Nuff said. I bought a 22 Beretta. I made a holster in my boot, next to my calf. I’m an excellent seamstress. lol
A couple of days later, I was halfway in between the bland scenery of Houston and San Antonio when I stopped for breakfast at about 5am at a roadside diner. It was filled with good old boys, mainly hunters.
I was ravenous and was solely focused on the menu when a policeman aka a Texas Ranger approached me. We exchanged the usual pleasantries, then he said “Are you carrying a gun?” I was stunned, I think my jaw dropped to the ground. I said, “Yes, sir, I am. Am I in trouble?” He said, “No, M’am, I just saw the outline of the gun in your boot and was curious.”
Deep sigh of relief.
I asked him to join me for breakfast and told him the story of the gun. I also asked if it was safe to go to Mexico when I arrived in El Paso. He gave me a definite no. Emphasizing banditos like blondes. Cops are smart, aren’t they? Blondes like me need them. Darn, I really wanted to go to Mexico.
I am a believer in the 2nd amendment for the above reasons.
I would shout and scream on this website, if I still had a gun, that the government wanted to take away.
But, today I have screamed on shouted about gun control which this country desperately needs. Gun control works effectively in every other country on earth. It will work here.
Please, continue to keep this subject of gun control going, don’t let it just go away until the next slaughter of innocents.
Sure it will be hard to keep this conversation going, but everything worth doing is hard.
The DEA says drug smugglers in Mexico are using canons to shoot marijuana over into the U.S. They have three distances — far, really far, and Willie Nelson’s house.- Craig Ferguson
12 years and 4 days online and counting.
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Children in Pakistan express their grief over the Connecticut slaughter