Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a 13 year old boy was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies while carrying a plastic toy replica of an AK-47. When spotted with the ‘weapon’ by two deputies, the youth was ordered to drop the weapon. When he refused to follow their orders he was shot and killed.
In between voting the 41st time and the 42nd time to repeal or defund Obamacare, the Republicans have reopened their investigation into Benghazi!
They are irate that four Americans lost their lives in a terrorist attack in what is essentially a lawless area of a foreign country still in the throes of a revolution.
I am not even sure what to say about this…I am totally incredulous that someone would think that a 22 caliber rifle is a reasonable gift for a four year old…that a parent wouldn’t keep it locked up at all times…and that once again the I didn’t think it was loaded comment comes up.
Why is it those who support the status quo on assault weapon ownership and say we can reduce gun violence with better mental health standards are most often the same people who are against single payer universal health care? Couldn’t we do better providing mental health care if everyone had access to mental health providers [...]
Not all of the gun nuts are on the right side of the aisle. The Journal News has gone just a little too far on this one. I have questioned why it seems the Second Amendment seems to be treated with more authority than the First Amendment…but this time the First Amendment is being used [...]
Another ridiculous petition:
Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views.
A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a “hostile attack [...]
Just a few quick comments on today’s NRA Press Conference. I am using the quotes from this afternoon’s post from JSONLINE:
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” the group’s top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said at a Washington news conference.
LaPierre said “the next [...]
I can’t own a nuclear weapon. I can’t own a rocket propelled grenade. I can’t own a machine gun.*
So when you tell me that prohibiting the sale or ownership of another classification of firearm is severely restricting your rights to bear arms under the second amendment…well…I say baloney! Banning semi-automatic weapons or assault rifles [...]
This absolute nonsense is beyond the pale. From Friday, December 14th, 2012 (YES THAT VERY FRIDAY) TPMLivewire:
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee attributed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in part to restrictions on school prayer and religious materials in the classroom.
“We ask why there is violence in our schools, but [...]
Statement of DPMC Chair Sachin Chheda:
The nation is grieving. As President Obama said today, “Our hearts are broken.” We are shattered by the horrific scene in Connecticut. At this writing, at least 20 children and 6 adults are dead from a murderous rampage by a gunman in a “safe” and sedate elementary school.