Tag Archives: gun culture

Quickhits: Ebola fearmongering, massacre threats, GassyGoat, who gets to pick up a gun and live?

Still not feeling up to sitting in front of the computer for too long while convalescing from my hospital admission, but here’s a few things I’ve noted filling my feeds: Continue reading

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“Revenge” shootings in Santa Barbara

[Content Note: shootings, murder, misogyny]

Andie and Donna have both posted links in the Open Thread to news items about the Isla Vista mass shootings, and rather than let this atrocity swamp the social thread I’ve decided to give this its own post.

I ask commentors to avoid speculating about possible mental health diagnoses. What we know as facts is horrific enough. Continue reading

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NRA sez, “Why do the president’s kids get armed guards and ours don’t?”

No, seriously, they actually said that. Continue reading

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This is just a very good plan from the NRA to prevent further mass shootings.

The NRA held a press conference today detailing their plans to prevent more mass shootings in the United States. Mass shootings now happen with some regularity, and your standard run-of-the-mill shootings where only one or two or three people are hit happen daily. The NRA’s response? Put armed security guards in schools, and create a national database of mentally ill people (what this database will be used for is unclear). A few thoughts: Continue reading

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NRO’s Charlotte Allen blames the Sandy Hook massacre on a lack of men

What would have saved the women and children killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting? Men, says the National Review’s Charlotte Allen. In her contribution to the NRO’s “Newtown Answers,” Allen’s answer is that women are the reason that 26 people were killed that day. Continue reading

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Gun Proponents Take Aim at Domestic Violence Survivors

Let me start out by saying that I’m not totally unsympathetic to gun rights. I’m not opposed to people having guns. I’m not even opposed to people having lots of different kinds of guns. I get it that people go … Continue reading

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Well this sounds safe.

Militia men will be carrying a bunch of guns into a public park a few miles from the Capitol and the White House today. Why? Because they can! Almond plans to have his pistol loaded and openly carried, his rifle … Continue reading

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Guns, Race and Abortion

William Saletan takes on the “abortion is genocide” campaign, pointing out that guns are really killing a lot of African-Americans, but the “pro-life” movement doesn’t seem too concerned — in fact, they’re unapologetically pro-gun. The numbers are provocative. But there’s … Continue reading

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Bad Idea:

Shooting an episode of “Kidnapped” in Washington Square Park, complete with FBI agents toting very large guns and roping off the fountain, without posting any information about what they’re doing. It makes your blogger go into a minor panic on … Continue reading

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Well. That’s…Nice?

Iocaste, guest-blogging over at Lawyers, Guns and Money while Scott swans around Paris, has a terrific post up about a recent 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming a lower-court opinion declining to extend trade-dress protection to the Hooters Girls … Continue reading

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More on the videotape:

Scott at Lawyers, Guns, and Money has more on the videotape case, and he links to a post by iocaste with a different take on the conflict between “vigorous defense” and “you want this woman to do what?!”

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