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Archive for 'Guns'

Now Las Vegas

Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Orlando, now this.
It’s still not clear what was behind the madness of the shooter who killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds more, or (among other questions) how he managed to transport 10 rifles to his hotel room without anyone noticing or calling the police, or if he had an [...]

Another journey to the center of Ted Nugent’s mind

And this one isn’t even slightly amusing.
Old-timers may recall Nugent as the guitar whiz for the 1960s band the Amboy Dukes, who had a hit with the quasi-psychedelic “Journey to the Center of the Mind.”
More recently the mind of Nugent– a member of the board of the National Rifle Association and an ardent “gun rights” [...]

Marco Rubio’s last line of defense

As you watch this, remember: this guy is supposed to be the reasonable alternative for Republicans desperate to prevent Donald Trump or Ted Cruz from being the party’s candidate for president.

I have nothing in principle against Marco Rubio buying a gun to protect himself and his family if he really feels the need, as long [...]

Rightwinger gets really mad at New York Times

Reacting to the first editorial to appear on the front page of The New York Times in 95 years (calling for outlawing certain kinds of combat weapons and ammunition for civilian use), here is what influential rightwing blogger and Fox News commentator Erick Erickson did.
I shot holes in the NY Times editorial – This is [...]

Thoughts and prayers trump action in the Senate

As reports come in that San Bernardino massacre shooter Tashfeen Malik posted a pledge of allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook, another interesting event has received much less attention.
That event was the vote Thursday by the US Senate on a two proposals put forward by Democrats in the wake of the [...]

Another mass shooting

Although it has got a lot more attention than usual due to its location and the number of people killed, Monday’s murderous rampage at a Navy facility in Washington, DC, should be seen in the larger context of a depressingly long list of mass shootings in the US in recent years.
And that list only includes [...]

Cynthia McKinney will headline far-right “Freedompalooza”

Remember Cynthia McKinney, the conspiracy-minded former Democratic congresswoman from Georgia?
McKinney is the 9/11 truther who took seriously a claim that the US government dumped the bodies of 5,000 executed prisoners in a Louisiana swamp during the week of Hurricane Katrina; who ran as the Green Party candidate in the 2008 presidential election and finished [...]

For the record

It was on April 14, 2012, that rock musician Ted Nugent, a member of the National Rifle Association board of directors, said the following:
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. Why are you laughing? Do you think that’s funny? That’s [...]

Rambo vs. the NRA

What do the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, the Jewish Labor Committee, Sean Connery and the St. Louis Rams professional football team have in common?
All appear on the National Rifle Association’s list of “anti-gun” organizations, companies and celebrities. (In NRA-speak, “anti-gun” means support for any new regulations on gun purchase or ownership.)
Prominent on the [...]

Hysteria greets Obama’s executive orders on gun violence

At least three congressmen, a former attorney general and the head of a national gun owners’ group have said that impeachment may be in order for President Obama because he dared to sign some executive orders designed to curb gun violence.
One of the congressman, Steve Stockman of Texas, called Obama’s anti-gun violence efforts “an existential [...]