Category: Gun Regulation

February 15th, 2018

Winner Take All 41 Guns! (Or, what I learned from an NRA mailer the day before the Florida school shooting.) 

Winner Take All 41 Guns! (Or, what I learned from an NRA mailer the day before the Florida school shooting.) Since moving to Ohio in September, I’ve found myself on the mailing list of the National Rifle Association. I’m not sure if it’s because I bought an archery set for my daughter at Cabela’s, or …

December 14th, 2017

Sandy Hook and the Right to Life

Five years ago I was standing at the altar of a church. I was the Sunday morning guest speaker. The minister had the day off. I had my sermon prepared of course. It was about Christmas, and the beautiful metaphor of seeing God in the form of a tiny child. But a few days earlier, …

November 6th, 2017

What “Don’t Politicize It” Really Means

It happens every time. Within minutes after news breaks of yet another American mass shooting; when people start raising legitimate questions about the gaping holes in American gun regulations, gun proponents solemnly chastise the inquiry with the scold “Don’t politicize it.” People who say that think that they’re taking the high road, that they’re respecting …

November 6th, 2017

“Gun Laws Don’t Work”

Gun laws don’t work because criminals ignore them. Rape laws don’t work because rapists ignore them. Murder laws don’t work because murderers ignore them. Anti-fraud laws don’t work because con men ignore them. Speed limits don’t work because speeders ignore them. Laws protecting private property from theft don’t work because criminals ignore them. The concept …

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