Orlando Shows That We Are Not a Well-Regulated Militia

The Second Amendment reads: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Passed by Congress in 1789, and ratified in 1791, it is clear that this amendment was put into place well before the average citizen had access to automatic weapons....more
I think the issue is that guns are too accessible. The perpetrator of the Orlando shooting had ...more

As a Teacher, We Need Gun Control, Not Code Red Drills

No matter how many Code Red Active Shooter drills we do, I don't think of school as a safe place to be....more
Those who drafted the Constitution supposedly granted to every citizen the right to bear arms.  ...more

1 Simple Way To Prevent Gun Violence

Listen, this blog's usually about eating disorders and body image, but you all know I'm not afraid to get political.  I am starting a gofundme campaign to donate to the Brady Campaign, a gun control lobby.  I am sick of hearing about gun violence deaths, and I am well aware that the problem is bigger than just guns, but this ain't a bad place to start.  If I had the money, I'd donate 10,000.  But I don't, so collectively, I figure we do....more

After the Flag Comes Down, Then What?

Let's get one thing straight up front: it's time for the flag to come down. It's divisive, it's hurtful, and whatever you or I or anyone might have meant by keeping or displaying it just doesn't matter now that the Dylann Roofs of this world have chosen it as their banner. Jan 21, 2008 - Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. - The Confederate Battle Flag flies on the grounds of the South Carolina State House (Credit Image: © Erik Lesser/ZUMA Press)...more
diaperstopotty I don't know!  I would like to think--I DO think--that it's getting better, ...more

How Gun Violence is Ruining My City

The parts of our city where all the shootings go on has become another planet. We orbit reluctantly, wishing that something sunnier was our gravitational force. Not violence and death and children dying on playgrounds because two young men made each other angry....more

All the Things Wrong With a 9-Year-Old Accidentally Killing Her Shooting Instructor

On Monday, a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her gun instructor as he was teaching her how to handle an Uzi at anArizona gun range and popular tourist attraction called Burgers and Bullets. Image Credit: CNN...more
The instructor is standing to her left, when he should have been directly behind her. While I ...more

Orbiting Zorkon: Gun Violence in Milwaukee

The parts of our city where all the shootings go on has become another planet. We orbit reluctantly, wishing that something sunnier was our gravitational force. Not violence and death and children dying on playgrounds because adults have made each other angry....more

Living in Fear and Gun Violence

Underneath the headlines about gun violence is the issue we're not talking about. Too many people are living in fear. It is fear that leads to the purchase of guns and to the tragic and utterly avoidable deaths of so many Americans. Do you remember Michael Moore's movie "Bowling for Columbine" which explored the fear Americans have of crime? ...more

Would There Have Been Death Without A Gun?

Would There Have Been Death Without A Gun?...more
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