Category Archives: Gun Violence

Any article deal Gun Control, 2nd Amendment, SAFE Act, etc.

The enemy identified

We have met the enemy and he is us–Pogo (Walt Kelly) What I’m looking at is the perpetrator.–Rep. Tom Reed Wayne LaPierre, Claudia Tenney, Tom Reed, and other NRA apologists sing the same song. Guns aren’t the problem; more guns and … Continue reading

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Are Assault Weapon Bans Constitutional?

Last fall I was leading a discussion at our local library about the proposed NYS Constitutional Convention. After we have been talking for a while, I made a statement that if there is a Constitutional Convention, whatever they change in … Continue reading

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Can we manage our future?

I once read an account, probably mostly mythical, concerning rejection of unwelcome technology. As I remember, it went like this: Portuguese traders brought primitive firearms to sixteenth century Japan. A firearm industry sprang up there; gunmakers mastered their trade. Japanese … Continue reading

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The State of the Union

On Tuesday, we will hear a fairy tale. Here is the real “State of the Union.” Doomsday clock closer to midnight. Looming Constitutional crisis–President suspected of obstructing justice, said to have fits of rage. Congress dysfunctional. President attacking our free … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Finances, Congress, Economics, Education, Environmental, Gun Violence, Health Care, Immigration, Political, President, Racism, Trump | 26 Comments

H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

The House is expected to vote today on H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Here is the CRS summary, which may not be up to date: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code … Continue reading

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Should NYS be forced to be more like Texas or Mississippi?

I do not agree with your vote against the budget resolution. It is not up to the Federal Government or the taxpayers in other states to make up for our irresponsible state government and our smothering state taxation. Seen on … Continue reading

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Can we see fascism among us?

It is easy to see fascism in violent demonstrations, but what about more mundane examples? Attacks on Muslims and other minority groups. Organized attacks on public education. Proposals for a mercenary army. Private prisons. Border walls. Militant militias. Personal arsenals. … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Finance, Campaign Finances, Defense, Economics, Education, gay rights, Gun Violence, Immigration, Media, Racism, Taxes, Terrorism | 34 Comments