Tag Archives: Firearms

Deadly weapons aren’t for everyone

Gun-toting Florida mom shot in the back by her 4-year-old may go to jail for 180 days

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BoingBoing’s coverage of this incident, including the offender’s/victim’s pic is perfect.

This is why I want serious firearms regulation. I’ve met far too many people like this, including some in the military and law enforcement, but civilians are generally worse. We need to have strong weapons laws with serious bite to them. Carrying deadly weapons isn’t for everyone, as this woman clearly demonstrates, and we will be forced to have this lesson repeated daily until enough of us learn it to take decisive action.

 

More People Have Died From Firearms Domestically Since 1968 Than In All U.S. Wars

More People Have Died From Firearms Domestically Since 1968 Than In All U.S. Wars

Quora Answer by Tiada Nama:

More Americans have died of domestic gun related incidents (since 1968 onward) compared to ALL the Americans who died in every single US war, beginning from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII etc etc up to the Iraq war.

From this perspective, you could say that America is a civil warzone.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-…

What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound like “BS”, but are actually true?

10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down

This should be in every progressive activist’ toolbox. It disproves, with references, most of the pro-gun myths that reactionaries use to justify their position. 

Reactionaries are rarely capable of reasonable argument, but this should allow you to argue in good faith, and to retire from the argument if you conclude your opponent is incapable of honest and open discussion.