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On this Memorial Day, I'm grateful that Barack Obama is in the White House and that our great nation has not entered into another unnecessary, life-and-freedom-crushing war. Knowing that integrity ...
by fcura
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 07:47 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Last week, I fired a handgun for the first time in my life. And for those of you hoping to learn that my experience transformed me from a gun-phobe to a gun-lover: Sorry. I never want to do that ...
by gloriasb
Comment Count 91 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 03:48 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
Well, this is a headscratcher. While doing some citizen lobbying today at the N.C. General Assembly with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, we spoke with legislators about a bill filed earlier this ...
by MsSpentyouth
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 07:40 PM PST with 21 Recommends
(Note: I realize this was written aptly about earlier today by kossack Walter Einenkel here . I just thought I'd add to the conversation on this very important subject.) That said...
by markthshark
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 03:14 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Give it to me. I don't own handguns so I honestly don't think about some of the issues too much. This would be an example: all that open carrying of guns...Georgia's new Guns Everywhere law...what ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 48 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 04:10 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
The seeds were scattered to “liberate our land from the foundations of war.” May 8, 2014 | Wearing the " V for Vendetta"-inspired Guy Fawkes masks of the Occupy movement, a group of 50 ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 39 comments on Fri May 23, 2014 at 05:28 AM PDT with 68 Recommends
I don’t believe in playing other people’s rules when the rules are rigid. The gun culture that has been created and embraced by the GOP and the NRA is a phony culture. It is neither American nor ...
by Ronald England
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 06:45 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
If only soldiers had been allowed to carry concealed weapons on base. If only more people had guns to defend themselves. If only those damn anti-gun chickenshits hadn't banned guns from [NAME/TYPE ...
by Bob Johnson
Comment Count 627 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 09:02 AM PDT with 167 Recommends
For the rather large white fellows pictured above, carrying around a handgun just isn't enough anymore. They want the right to lug around their assault-style weapons wherever they go, because, ...
by Bob Johnson
Comment Count 691 comments on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 02:12 PM PST with 504 Recommends
Recently, there was a diary about a father who wanted to have his two year old daughter shoot. Let's bring that to the other side of the child/adult spectrum: when you first turn into a legal adult @
by KVoimakas
Comment Count 121 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 10:23 AM PST with 18 Recommends
According to a recent article in the Des Moines Register, a "shall issue" gun law passed in 2010 has allowed more than 50 registered sex offenders permits to carry guns in public. This is in ...
by mollyjb
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 04:10 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
8 Shocking Ways America Leads the World Currently at AlterNet, which sometimes causes me to wonder about them because half theor articles are focused on numbering things - is this article about 8 ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 05:02 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
This is going to be a short diary. I'm going to link you to the story in the Chicago Tribune after the Kospaghetti. While this certainly sounds like a mass shooting (and the results are exactly ...
by Celtic Merlin
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:12 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
About 4 years ago P. James Debney, a Briton in his mid-40s, used to worked at an Alcoa subsidiary that made store-brand plastic wrap and other common household items. Mr. Debney was previously ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 02:15 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
The juxtaposition of the gun violence debate and my sister’s birthday occurs this April 10th. That's her birthday. Well – it would have been her birthday, if she had lived longer than 27 years.
by KibbutzAmiad
Comment Count 45 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 07:48 AM PDT with 136 Recommends
The current version says: 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. I propose scrapping that ...
by Risen Tree
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 04:21 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
With all the recent media and popular reflection on the gun culture leviathan to which Americans are heir, I got to sifting through my own memories. Over my near-58 years, there have been times ...
by razajac
Comment Count 36 comments on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:52 AM PST with 10 Recommends
It seems that all we hear about these days when it comes to talks about gun control is 'assault weapons.' Talks of banning them, images of scary-looking AR-15 rifles, and descriptions of how fast ...
by RurouniKenshin
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 03:47 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Ever since Newtown, I've been thinking about what really drives "civilian" (non-law enforcement, non-hunter) gun ownership. I'm in a unique position to think about it. I was raised in a liberal ...
by Average Ted
Comment Count 119 comments on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 08:44 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
In my mind the answer is both. First off and to be absolutely clear; I am in favor of bans on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and all high capacity clips. In contrast, however, I do ...
by cazcee
Comment Count 78 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:30 PM PST with 5 Recommends