I have been trying for months to discuss gun violence in America as a gun owner and adult.  Like so many other critical issues facing the US, though, gun violence has been twisted up into a weird narrative by the NRA and hate radio talkers ranting about a dark world of Somalia-like anarchy, Nazi Germany, Stalin, and other idiotic and irrelevant analogies to prevent a reasoned discussion about common sense solutions that are supported by the vast majority of Americans, including gun owners.  We’ve all heard it, but it’s shocking when mashed into a single video.  Media Matters has done just that.  Have a look (Warning, profanity is in the clip):

 

 

Demand Action – Polls

Mayors Against Illegal Guns releases poll results on background checks in the states with Senators who are highest rated by the NRA.  Results are clear.

Demand Action – Polls.

Gun enthusiasts heckle grieving father at hearing on gun violence.  We are better than this.

Father of Newtown victim heckled at hearing – Connecticut Post.

File this under “NRA No Longer Relevant”, the gun sports organization turned political fringe group just released a new web ad that calls President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” because  his two daughters have Secret Service protection at school.  The NRA, ignoring the continuing threats against the President and his family, makes the extraordinary claim in the ad that, since the president’s family has Secret Service protection, that he is somehow a hypocrite for not calling for guns in all schools.  Read the rest of this entry

My latest on HuffPo about gun violence.

Robert L. Cavnar: Wild Conspiracy Theories: The Weird Side of the Gun Debate.

Warning: Videos contain profanity.

James Yeager, the CEO of Tactical Response, supposedly a police training instructor, is in some pretty hot water after posting an incendiary video on youTube a few days ago about gun violence.  He declared that if the gun debate goes one more inch, he’s “going to start killing people.”  Read the rest of this entry

Alex Jones, talk radio screamer from Austin, Texas, and yet an another embarrassment from my state, is famous for wild conspiracy theories and crazy talk on his syndicated radio show.  He’s the one who’s been leading the charge to have Piers Morgan of CNN be deported because he advocates control of military style weapons and ammunition.  Morgan had Jones on his show last week to “debate” gun violence.  Read the rest of this entry

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