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Tag Archives: Guns

Mother of the Year

A whole bunch of people I know are probably going straight to hell for laughing at this story, but it is just too ironic. Jamie Gilt is a gun activist on social media. Her Facebook page is full of pro-gun messages. Earlier this week Gilt had an online discussion where she claimed that having a […]

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Changing the Rules

We seem so willing to give up our rights in exchange for a little safety, by forcing technology companies like Apple to install backdoors in their encryption. But not for gun rights. Think about how many lives would be saved if we just tightened up a few loopholes in gun laws, like the loophole that […]

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Can you see the difference?

© Matt Bors How hypocritical is it that many of the same people who take up arms against the government are also screaming to kick out the Mexicans, deport the Muslims, and want the right to kill anyone who threatens them. To me, it is an old story — people want laws, police, prisons, and […]

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Guns and Roses

Conservatives say that because owning a gun is a protected right we should not restrict their sale in any way, no matter how much that restriction makes sense. Keep loopholes in background tests so that terrorists and the criminally insane can easily buy guns? Of course! On the other hand, even though the Supreme Court […]

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Someone has had Enough

Even a very conservative newspaper like the NY Daily News has had enough. This is their front page from Thursday. © NY Daily News Electoral Vote points out that virtually all the Republican candidates reacted on Twitter with “prayers”, but none of them specified even approximately what they are asking God to do: Usually when […]

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Gun Deaths by County

This interactive map shows the average number of gun deaths (including suicides, homicides, and accidents) per 100,000 residents, for the years 2004 through 2010, broken down by county: Data is from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total number of gun deaths in the US numbered 33,636 in 2013. There are some […]

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Helpless?

[this story is from The Onion, but it hardly seems satirical.] ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens ROSEBURG, OR—In the hours following a violent rampage in southwestern Oregon in which a lone attacker killed nine individuals and seriously injured seven others, citizens living in the only country where this […]

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Stuff Happens!

The news today is that Jeb Bush doesn’t even seem to be trying to run for president. When asked about the latest (45th this year, and counting) school shooting, he replied: We’re in a difficult time in our country and I don’t think more government is necessarily the answer to this, I think we need […]

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Gun Dialog?

© Tom Tomorrow Why is it that we keep having the same stupid conversation over and over again? Is there no room for compromise? I believe that the second amendment does give people the right to own guns. But no right is absolute. The right to free speech does not give people the right to […]

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The Party of Lincoln

© Pat Bagley That’s right, Rick Perry thinks that the proper response to the theatre shooting spree that left three people dead (including the shooter) and 11 injured is to have more guns in theatres. What would Lincoln think about that?

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Invasion of the Brain Snatchers

Jade Helm 15 is underway in Texas, and unfortunately there is no invasion in sight. Fooled them again, didn’t we?

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Fact Checking Satire?

Here’s a new one for me. PolitiFact Texas has done a fact check on some satire by Andy Borowitz. Quotes from Borowitz have appeared in this blog, but he normally writes satire in a humor column for the The New Yorker. Borowitz recently posted on Facebook “Texas is now our most pro-life state, with just […]

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Not Just a River in Egypt

© Tom Tomorrow I believe that the second amendment does give people the right to own guns. It just seems to me that there should be some way to close all the stupid loopholes that allow people to buy guns with no background check. I’d even be in favor of requiring people to pass some […]

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The Week in Review

© Tom Tomorrow Who could have predicted that the week when I went out of town could have produced so much irony in my absence! My only question is, should I go on vacation more often?

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Existing While Black

© Ruben Bolling While this comic might take some liberties for comic effect, it is scary how many people view behaviors far differently depending on the skin color of the person doing the behavior. Even people who aren’t particularly racist. For example, if you saw a black person carrying a hunting rifle around in an […]

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