Tag Archives: gun violence

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Let’s Shoot Up A School Bus On Our Way To The Gun Show: Your Florida Roundup

Remember, kids, guns don’t kill people, people kill people (with guns)
  Is there an image that better sums up Florida? No, there is not. The story behind this is quite sad — two young girls were shot on a school bus; their injuries are thankfully not life-threatening — and not really the Times-Union’s fault, even though its editorial page is a cauldron of right-wing nonsense much of the time. Perhaps someone on the production end should have seen this and thought something amiss. But this is Florida, so that didn’t happen. Read more on Let’s Shoot Up A School Bus On Our Way To The Gun Show: Your Florida Roundup…
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The Gun Fondlers Save Chicago, And More News In Your Gun Fun Times Roundup

Late last week some actual good news about violent crime came out of the great city of Chicago: the homicide rate for the first three months of the year fell to the lowest level of any first quarter since 1958. There were six fewer homicides than in the first quarter of 2013, and 55 fewer than the same period of 2012. What accounts for this significant drop? Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy cited more intelligent police training and activities, more community programs keeping kids off the streets, and the seizure of 1,300 illegal guns since the beginning of the year. Some blog commenters we saw attributed it partly to the face-melting Chicago winter being even more face-meltingly brutal than normal. But America’s gun-fondling wingnuts know the real reason: Illinois passed a concealed-carry law last summer and now Johnny Thug will think twice about messing with potentially armed, freedom-defending citizens! Read more on The Gun Fondlers Save Chicago, And More News In Your Gun Fun Times Roundup…
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Never Fear, Arkansas, Your Democrat Senator Will Never Come Between You And Getting Murdered With A Gun

Since it has been about 5 months since the President was inaugurated, it is about 4.5 months past time for the 2014 election season to heat up, because this town runs on scandal, protests, and never-ending electioning. Who’s opening their maggot-laden, corn-fed piehole this week? None other than conservative extremely conservative Republican Democratic Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas. And what does he want us to know with his first teevee ad? Only that he wants to piss on the graves of the children who died at Sandy Hook, because the Second Amendment is the most precious thing ever in the history of all freedoms, no matter how many people die because of freedom, because some people’s freedom is worth bullets piercing the flesh of five-year olds. With Dems like this, who needs the GOP? Read more on Never Fear, Arkansas, Your Democrat Senator Will Never Come Between You And Getting Murdered With A Gun…
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Please To Put Armed Guards Outside All Pennsylvania Churches Too, Also

You mighta heard that the NRA had a “press conference” today, except it was not really a “conference,” so much, because the NRA guy Wayne Whatshisfucker just talked for a while and then left. His point, though, was made: If you love your kids so much, guard them with guns. We guard banks, he said, because we love our money. Do you not love your kids as much as money? What kind of person are you? Have a gun. This of course, does not address the actual problem, which is that people are being shot all over the place not just in elementary schools. If people had been allowed to ask questions, somebody might have brought this up; the answer, if we follow this reasoning, is that if you do not want something gun-murdered, the only way to prevent it is to guard it with guns. This message arrived too late for people on a rural road outside of Altoona, because while Wayne LaPierre was talking about how we have to Guard Our Shit, details were unfolding about how there was — yes — another shooting, in which at least four people died. Read more on Please To Put Armed Guards Outside All Pennsylvania Churches Too, Also…
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PSA: Get Your Own Patriotic Protection Apparatus, Courtesy of the Asheville Tea Party

In the wake of the massacre of children at Sandy Hook Elementary (as well as the alarming violent trend in its aftermath), you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Hey, I really need a gun.” Or you already exercise your rights to the fullest, and you’re thinking, “Hey, I really need more guns.” Either way, you’re sick of soft lawmakers who aren’t willing to address the issue in a meaningful way – ok, so some politicians are finally suggesting we arm our schoolteachers, but you’re an American, damnit, and you need to be equipped directly and immediately. Luckily, if you live in the Asheville, North Carolina area, the Asheville Tea Party has you covered. Read more on PSA: Get Your Own Patriotic Protection Apparatus, Courtesy of the Asheville Tea Party…
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Today Perhaps Not Greatest Day For Rand Paul’s Hilarious Gun-Waiting-Period ‘Joke’

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has some ideas. And they are that if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is going to be such a total Hitler as to suggest that a senator who wants to filibuster something has to actually filibuster that thing, then Rand Paul would like some Senate “rule changes” of his own! First and foremost? A “waiting period” of 20 days for each page of proposed legislation! This is very appropriate, because if you are going to make citizens sit through a “waiting period” to purchase guns from Jesus, shouldn’t we blah blah blah libertarian horgleschlommenhurk. Now we all know that Obamacare was 2400 pages, because Fox News said so. (No it wasn’t.) So with the Rand Paul waiting period, we would have had to wait 131 and a half years before we could pass it. We almost already did! But was today the most felicitous time for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to unveil his snotty tantrum guardianship of the sacred Constitution, considering we are in a “waiting period” to find out if more than one child was more than 18 children were murdered at a Connecticut school? SURE. WHY NOT. Read more on Today Perhaps Not Greatest Day For Rand Paul’s Hilarious Gun-Waiting-Period ‘Joke’…
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Watch This Congressional Fellow Yelling Fast And Furiously About The Rule of Law And Whatnot

What is Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) yelling about today? And if that name seems familiar, it is because he was in the news about a year ago for comparing same sex marriage to incest and on Fox “News” a few days ago referring to Nancy Pelosi as “mind numbingly stupid.” And then a few days after that, he opined that Nancy Pelosi should “see a mental health professional.” Today, however, he has had a rough go of it since the Supreme Court took away his Freedom so he is really letting it all hang out (and the NRO was kind enough to post the video in its entirety because of Journalism.) You see, he just wants the TRUTH about Fast and Furious, is that so much to ask? Just the truth about how some agent got killed (even though as it turns out it maybe wasn’t quite so nefarious?) and the truth about why this is all HAPPENING, is that so much to ask?? IS IT?? Read more on Watch This Congressional Fellow Yelling Fast And Furiously About The Rule of Law And Whatnot…