It’s been a few months since the community of Newtown, Connecticut was ravaged by a horrible tragedy that took the lives of 20 children and six adults. So how thoughtful of the NRA to run robo-calls in Newtown asking them to denounce gun control legislation. More
Topic: gun safety
People! Is it seriously so hard to use a little common sense when it comes to children and school discipline? I wouldn’t think so. But the latest extreme over-reaction about gun safety from school administrators proves otherwise. A second grade child has been suspended for making a “gun-shaped” pastry. More
Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have a big announcement to make. The national figures have chosen to take their careers in a new direction, but one that seems incredibly fitting. Today, they announced a new campaign to combat the gun rights lobby in our government and to look for solutions to gun violence. And I just have to say that as a parent, I’m thankful to this extraordinary couple for stepping forward and taking the lead on such an important political issue in our country. More
The NRA asked parents to get involved and demand armed security for their children’s schools. Unfortunately for them, most parents are asking the NRA pipe down or do something productive on gun control. More
The most irresponsible reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut shooting we’ve seen yet… More
A young boy is dead after another tragic gun accident, but I don’t think this is the time to argue about gun control. More
Another surprising fact about this awful news story? Authorities said the relative had not been drinking. One would think that if you were at a Halloween party where children are present, you would be extra careful about firing a loaded weapon, even if you are trying to shoot a vermin you see way off in the distance. More
More details are coming out about the shooting at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, Maryland yesterday. The first day of classes was interrupted when gunfire broke out in the school cafeteria. One student was critically injured, but the tragedy could have been far more expansive. From the sounds of Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr.‘s Facebook page, the school shooter did not want to survive the attack he made on his fellow students.
It seems almost unreal. I cannot believe that I am here, writing about another shooting. The national nightmare of gun violence simply does not seem to be slowing down. Today, it comes from Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. More
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It is becoming an increasingly troublesome and disturbing trend this summer. Another week, another mass shooting, costing innocent lives and wreaking havoc on communities all over the country. And oddly enough, another mother who knew that the shooting involved her son from the minute the story was released. More
There are a lot of emotional responses to the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado during the midnight showing of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises where James Holmes killed 12 and injured 59. Personally, I just found myself at a loss for words. Disbelief at the enormity of the tragedy pretty much overwhelmed my other senses for a while.
Others, when they hear about the senseless killing of innocent people, get angry. They’re understandably mad about the loss of life. All over the country and beyond, people are coping with the feelings that such a tragedy bring about. There’s grief, sadness, depression. We’re all just trying to comprehend or cope.
A Texas shooting range is hosting birthday parties for kids as young as 8. Call me crazy, but maybe weapons shouldn’t be used for party games. More
After five Indianapolis teenagers were shot on St. Patrick’s Day, one police chief is asking why 14-year-old’s were out celebrating at 10pm without adult supervision. More
As every adult knows, kids have active imaginations. They tell elaborate stories and innocent lies. Which is exactly what happened when a 4-year-old girl drew a picture of her father holding a gun. “He uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters,” the girl told teachers. Next thing you know, her unsuspecting father is being arrested and strip-searched by police. More