I knew Floridians loved their guns – I just didn’t know that loved extended to the baked goods variety. Florida legislators are working to keep students from getting in serious trouble for simulating a weapon with objects like Pop Tarts, their fingers or anything else their little minds can conceive. More
Topic: gun violence
There’s a Diane Sawyer special airing tonight about gun safety and children called “Young Guns: What really happens when parents are not in the room.” I’ll be watching – and you should, too. More
What do we do with results of a study like this? If you’re a gun owner, I’m going to guess that you are going to think of all the reasons to believe that although a sweeping meta-analysis proves you are not safer with guns in the home – your family is an exception. More
Do you know what I really, really want? To be more surprised and disturbed by these stories. Of course I’m disturbed; it’s disturbing when a child brings a gun to school and shoots his classmates. But I’m not surprised, and that disgusts me. More
What happened to calling the police? Florida’s Stand Your Ground law even freaks me out when it protects innocent victims. More
An 8-year-old Louisiana boy shot his 90-year-old caregiver Thursday evening. Every news outlet covering the story is blaming the video game he was playing before he pulled the trigger. No one wonders why an 8-year-old had access to a loaded gun to “play” with.
I don’t want to hear how the dad should have been paying better attention and this was somehow his fault, because any parent with a small child can tell you that they are amazingly observant and can find things well before a distracted adult can. This poor dad and his poor little boy who is far too little to understand what happened. I don’t GET the need to own a gun. I don’t understand it. But even moreso, I really don’t understand gun owners who leave their firearms lying around out in the open and loaded. More
So let me get this straight. When she heard on the news that someone had opened fire on a building full of children, her first instinct wasn’t to bawl her eyes out, but instead to set up a fake Facebook page to see if she could get money from strangers? More
Although I’ve never heard gunshot noises in a crowd like the people at this Cannes TV broadcast, I will admit that all of the public gun violence in the news has seriously affected my ability to enjoy many public settings — namely malls and movie theaters. I went to see Star Trek in IMAX 3D with my husband the other day, and when the previews started up, I started to panic a little about how dark and crowded it was. What if somebody in there had a gun? More
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I might not understand gun culture, but I do understand common sense — possibly unlike Driver Elementary School in Suffolk, Virginia. More
Historically, Glee’s script has run parallel to current issues, which I think jump starts interesting conversations among viewers. But the way they handled this particular issue makes it seem like they’re using one of our country’s most horrific recent tragedies solely for their own profit. More
A 1-year-old little boy has been fatally shot in Brunswick, Georgia. And it is worth warning that the sheer senselessness of this crime was enough to reduce me to a sobbing mess for roughly 15 minutes. So it might not be the best story to delve into if you’re sitting around at work. Just an FYI. More
Lupe Fiasco recorded a song for Jonylah Watkins , the 6-month-old infant shot and killed during her diaper change. More
The tragedies of gun violence in Chicago continue their downward spiral to depressing new lows. After the national outcry at Hadiya Pendleton‘s and Janay McFarlane‘s murders, this latest horror should add fuel to the fire under legislators to make meaningful strides in tackling gun violence. The newest victim is a 6-month-old little girl, Jonylah Watkins, who was shot along with her father while he was changing her diaper. More