Tag Archives: Gun Control

Quora Query: What Will it Take for the United States to Acquire Universal Healthcare?

There are two sets of answers to this query: Political and operational/organizational. Let me address each in its turn. The Political Issues: There is, to my analysis, nothing special about the United States and its people that make a rational … Continue reading

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Owning our Shit (or: Hilary Didn’t Let Us Down, We Failed Her)

Gentle Reader – Adrian says what I have been thinking better than I. How could we ? Stay home ? Not vote ? Carp about Hilary’s flaws ? Complain about her changing positions ? (don’t serious people change their positions … Continue reading

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Tears Will Never Cease Flowing: Put Armed Police in Every School, NRA Urges

Gentle Reader – For your information.  A piece from the Washington Post related to the recent massacre at a grade-school.  It appears that our fellow citizens leading the National Rifle Association still believe that we are safer with more guns … Continue reading

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The Cowardice of Our Leaders – Silencing Science on Gun Research

Gentle Reader – I posed a small question in this space some days ago, after the shooting deaths of 26 of us – 20 children and six adults.  Children who will never be older than they were that day. Children … Continue reading

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The Death of Our Children – Will We Act?

Gentle Reader – In March of this year I inserted into this blog a brief piece by Mr. Leonard Pitts on the Trayvon Martin shooting.  You may remember that this was a young black man shot to death by a … Continue reading

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Ethinicity, Race, Guns, and Death – Our Children

Gentle readers – As a Floridian, when the “Stand your ground” legislation was passed some years ago, I cringed to think of what would happen at the junction of racism, bad judgement, and too-easy-access to handguns.  It appears that, in … Continue reading

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