Dear Republicans: The NRA and the Gun Lobby Are Playing You All for Fools

One of the biggest cons perpetuated on the American people is the paranoid fear-mongering that often accompanies the “gun debate” and the Second Amendment. Here we have an amendment that literally starts out with the words, “A well regulated militia..,” yet gun fanatics almost always ignore that part. Instead, they typically only mention the “shall […]

Open Carry Laws Helped a Madman Gun Down Three People in Colorado

Growing up in Texas, it goes without saying that I have friends who like guns – one of whom is a conservative son of a former police officer and has had his concealed carry license for several years. One day a few months ago I asked him what he thought about those who want to openly […]

Former RNC Treasurer: ‘Take Guns Away From Blacks As They Are The Main Killers’

Randy Pullen was the Republican National Committee Treasurer from 2009 until 2011, as well as Arizona Republican State Chairman from 2007 to 2011. During his tenure for the Arizona GOP, he was investigated during a campaign-finance scandal that he may or may not have overlooked, but three of Sheriff Joe Arapaio’s top allies had their […]

The Harsh Truth About Gun Violence: We’re Not Going to do a Damn Thing About It

Sometimes I sit back and think to myself, “I can’t believe there are tens of millions of people in this country who honestly believe that our Second Amendment is meant to give citizens the right to violently overthrow the government.” It’s just so absolutely absurd. The United States has the most powerful military that’s ever […]

NRA Sends Out Tweet Mocking Gabby Giffords Shooting, Ends Up Proving The Need For Regulations

Personally, I view the NRA as one of the most dangerous lobbying groups in this country. Not because they’re a gun group, but because they’re an organization built on fear-mongering and propaganda. When Ted Nugent and this guy are members of your board, that’s just about all anyone really needs to know about the integrity of […]

4 Solutions To Chicago Gun Violence

We’ve talked a lot here about the root problems of Chicago gun violence over the last couple weeks. As progressives, though, I believe it’s our job to not only look at some of the problems in society, but to listen to those impacted by the problems, to analyze, and then strategize for plans to move forward together […]

Stand with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

The sun shone brightly over Cadman Plaza last Saturday morning. It was a beautiful day for a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. “Moms Demand Action for Gunsense in America” was scheduled to perform their second annual march on New York’s City Hall and rally against gun violence in the nation. The event was a coordinated […]

Prescription Drugs Cause Mass Shootings? That’s Ridiculous!

There’s an article making the rounds talking about prescription psychotropic drugs, and how they are the one thing in common with “nearly” all mass shootings. That’s your key word; “nearly.” First of all, it needs to be said the article isn’t entirely wrong. Psychotropic drugs are dangerous when applied incorrectly. Too little or too much […]

Too Many Have Died

“Too many have died.” Richard Martinez, his voice raw with grief, yelled those words at the world during a press conference. His son Christopher was murdered on Friday during a mass shooting, along with six others. While speaking to the media, Christoper’s father spoke about what a “really great kid” Chris was, and stated “You don’t think it’ll […]

Trolls! Or Ah! Now we see the violence inherent in the system!

Welcome to Monty Python 101. No, not really, but I love Monty Python, and the quote used for the headline of this piece is perfect for the subject of today’s article. The system to which I refer is right wing trolling. The inherent violence and hate I will be sharing with you comes from comments […]