Monday, October 5, 2015

"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, October 4, 2015

daily mass shootings? really?

264 mass shootings in our country this year. Almost one for every day of the year. "Mass shooting" is defined as 4 or more people killed not including the gunman. We can still say "gunman" and it is not sexist. We really don't need equal opportunity in this madness. We could also say "young white gunman" and it would be almost completely accurate. What is wrong with us? A mass shooting a day by white guys. Plus all the other violent, senseless deaths. A whole lot of hurting going on. I talked to a mom the other day whose son died 9 years ago this week. It was like it was yesterday for her. Don't we see the damage being done? 

There is a policy we can all agree on: never give a monkey a pistol. Is that bipartisan enough? Can we agree on that? If so, is it really so hard to see that MONKEYS WITH GUNS kill people? We can't eliminate monkeys, but do we have to make it so easy for them to have a gun in every hand with a bag full of extra bullets in case they run out?