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
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
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
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.
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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
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?
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