Tag Archives: Gun Laws

Shepherd Bliss :
Thousands of students protest gun violence

California students carried signs like, ‘I should be writing my term paper instead of my will.’ By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2018 SONOMA COUNTY, California — Driving through small-town Sebastopol on March 14 toward the … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
Thousands of students protest gun violence

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James McEnteer :
The devil went down to Georgia

After Georgia’s new gun law, euphemistically called the ‘Safe Carry Protection Act,’ takes effect July 1, all bets are off. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | May 7, 2014 “Some say the world will end in fire, some … finish reading James McEnteer :
The devil went down to Georgia

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Lamar W. Hankins : Talking Guns with Wayne

Cartoon by Steve Breen / San Diego Union Tribune. Image from The English Blog. The liberty to live:Talking guns with Wayne Wayne seemed to be growing frustrated with our discussion. ‘I don’t want kids killed,’ he said, ‘but I don’t … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Talking Guns with Wayne

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Lamar W. Hankins : Fear and the NRA

Political cartoon by Mike Luckovich / Atlanta Journal-Constitution / SECFanatics.com. The NRA:Perpetrator of ‘fear itself’ McClatchy reports that for the last 40 years the NRA has succeeded in limiting and now even preventing research into the effects of gun use, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Fear and the NRA

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Lamar W. Hankins : Gun Control and the Ethics of Self-Defense

Political cartoon by J.D. Crow / AL.com.The ethics of self-defense: Reconsidering gun control Much of this will seem counterintuitive, especially to those who are brought up with a macho mentality, whose inclination will be to fight, get revenge, teach the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Gun Control and the Ethics of Self-Defense

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Marilyn Katz : Guns? Don’t Wait for Congress

Image from WorldMeets.US.Or Godot: Guns? Don’t wait for Congress With gun enthusiasts stockpiling weapons in light of impending federal regulations, what is a concerned citizen to do? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | January 21, 2013 With 300 … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Guns? Don’t Wait for Congress

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Jack A. Smith : What’s Behind America’s Gun Violence?

Image from Black Youth Project.Remember the children…What’s behind America’s gun violence? In recent decades — despite the fact that last year there were over 11,000 murders by firearms in the U.S. and another 20,000 gun deaths from accidents and suicide … finish reading Jack A. Smith : What’s Behind America’s Gun Violence?

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Lamar W. Hankins : A Humanist Response to the Newtown Killings

Photo by Whitney Curtis / Getty / The Guardian.A humanist respondsto the deaths at Newtown As a matter of public policy, there is no justification for allowing the widespread dispersal of semi-automatic weapons in the United States. They have done … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : A Humanist Response to the Newtown Killings

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Jay D. Jurie : Gotham and the Real World

Aurora, Colorado:Gotham and the real world Particularly when the economy is in decline and the political environment is in disarray, these suburbs lend themselves to what Thoreau called ‘lives of quiet desperation.’ By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Gotham and the Real World

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Ted McLaughlin : States Flouting Gun Buyer Background Checks

Still image from KETK NBC.Gun purchase background checks:Many states are dodging the law By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / February 21, 2011 Back in 2007, the massacre at Virginia Tech by a mentally ill student caused many in … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : States Flouting Gun Buyer Background Checks

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Lauren Kelley : Packing Heat on Texas Campuses

Texas Governor Rick Perry fires a six shooter at an event in Fort Worth. Photo by Rodger Mallison / AP.Pretty scary: Texas about to make it legalto carry guns on college campuses By Lauren Kelley / AlterNet / February 21, … finish reading Lauren Kelley : Packing Heat on Texas Campuses

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Judy Gumbo Albert : Gun Show After Tucson

Checking it out at Crossroads of the West Gun Show. Image from Spirit of the Sportsman.Tactically armed citizens:Gun show after Tucson By Judy Gumbo Albert / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2011 Like most Americans, I’ve been wrestling — … finish reading Judy Gumbo Albert : Gun Show After Tucson

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