Guns and the Great USA…

I know guns are an emotional topic for many in this country. It is kind of like the immigration issue. Many of us have compassion for those who struggle to come to the “land of opportunity” but others see… Read More

Guns need food. Starve them.

Ammunition degrades because the gunpower inside of it does not last forever in the compressed state that it lives…. For most people, the decline in accuracy is mitigated somewhat by the fact that they never use their firearms… Read More

Chris Christie Flubbed Something Really Basic About American History

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a bold pronouncement at Thursday’s Republican debate: the founders considered the right to bear arms to be one of the most important constitutional amendments—that’s why it was the second one on the… Read More

Killed by the NRA…

The title for this post should be used every time another senseless death occurs because of unstable people getting their hands on guns. If the current batch of politicians are so afraid of the NRA then it is… Read More

And The Difference Is…


Which Came First??

“Which came first, the chicken or the egg??” has been the question of the day for as long as I remember. But I have a different version now. Which came first a ranting populace or radical right radio??… Read More

Good Guys With Guns???

“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” LaPierre and gun-rights advocates point to research that supports this argument, chiefly a 1994 study by Gary Kleck, a… Read More


The epidemic of gun violence in America has become the new normal. We can’t just blame it on the brokenness of the world, pray for peace, and move on, worried that anything more will be seen as politicizing… Read More

Home Grown Terrorists…

About Those Second Amendment Rights…

Pragmatism Needed Here

Stuff Happens….

Mr. Obama ordered flags at the White House on Friday to half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting. “When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer,” he said on Thursday night as… Read More


I don’t know any parent in his right mind that would now allow their kids to trick or treat a house they didn’t intimately know the people behind the door.  It wouldn’t totally surprise me to see this… Read More

Even In Small Town America…

Pope Francis recently spoke out about “unbridled capitalism”. A good example of that is the unregulated sales of guns in this country. Even my small town of 2,000 now has a gun shop where anyone can buy just about… Read More

Putting a Face On It….

It is heartwarming to see that the tragic picture above has spurred so many of the European nations into further action. Many, especially Germany, have opened their borders to thousands fleeing war and famine in Syria and neighboring places. One… Read More

Despite the Loud Minority…

Despite a loud minority, most of the U.S. has moved on. Last year, seven states accounted for 80 percent of all executions. And it is even more evident when you look at counties. More than half of death penalty convictions originate… Read More

All The Bad Guys…

Great Britain has a population of 60 million citizens so they are only about one-fifth the size of the U.S. but I am willing to bet everything that the our cops fired their weapons more than 15 times… Read More

Beam Me Up Scottie….

Ferguson has been dominating the news lately. Especially after the grand jury decisions. This post is not going to be about that except to say that needlessly taking another life is as tragic as all those lives lost previous to… Read More

It Seems Obvious To Me…..

“As a result of [Supreme Court] rulings, the Second Amendment, which was adopted to protect the states from federal interference with their power to ensure that their militias were ‘well regulated,’ has given federal judges the ultimate power… Read More

Gun Silencers Are Suddenly Selling Like Hot Cakes…

The silencer buying frenzy is the second wave of gun-related purchases in the last two years. After the Newtown massacre, gun owners feared that a weapons ban would be enacted and rushed to buy assault rifles. Now that… Read More

Thank Heavens…..

  Thank heavens that he couldn’t find a gun…..

A Good Thing??

Bringing America Back to Life….

….I’m also not so sure that, as my friend said, it (gun violence) is the way the “world” is. The more I travel the world I am convinced it’s not the way the world is… it’s the way… Read More

Just Another Obsession???

ob⋅ses⋅sion /əbseʃən/  —  noun an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone syn: fixation Storyline: The gun was small and light, the training wheels of firearms. The .22-caliber, single-shot Crickett rifle turned deadly on Tuesday, officials in… Read More

Party Rifts Complicate Chances for Gun Bill Passage –

  In spite of a vote last Thursday in favor of debating new gun measures, some Democrats who are facing re-election next year in conservative states have already said they will not vote for the background check measure… Read More

Rate of Gun Ownership Is Down…

  Source: Rate of Gun Ownership Is Down, Survey Shows – The household gun ownership rate has fallen from an average of 50 percent in the 1970s to 49 percent in the 1980s, 43 percent in the 1990s… Read More