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The Water Bearers 0

Title:  Open Carry.

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Today’s Supreme Court is unprecedented. Except possibly by Justice Taney.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

We seem to be in dog days of politeness.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Once again, politeness goes to the dogs.

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Dressed for Stress 0

Title:  The Not-So-New Normal.  Image:  Couple standing outside store named

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The Drop in the Bucket 0

Huge pile of pistols, rifles, and assautl weapons.  Next to it stands a man labeled

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Facebook Frolics 0

Crackpot conservative’s cosplay frolics.

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Where It’s Always High Noon . . . . 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Scott Bonn takes issue with the notion mass shooters are “mentally unhinged individuals who simply ‘snap,'” pointing out that “the majority of mass public shooters are individuals who would not be classified as either clinically or legally insane . . . .” He thinks the problem is much larger, embedded in our very culture and mythos. An excerpt:

Other developed countries that we consider to be our peers simply do not have the problem with mass shooting incidents that we do. It is my contention that the very roots of our mass shooting epidemic may be found in our core cultural value of fierce individualism, a belief in vengeance, and the ethic that might makes right.

Methinks he may be onto something. Follow the link for his arguments.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yes, indeedy-do, one of those responsible gun owners shot himself in the foot.

We are a society of stupid.

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Life in NRA Paradise 0

At AL.com, John Archibald runs the numbers.

We are a failing state.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Practice random acts of politeness.

We are a sick society.

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Originalist Sacrifices 0

Pile of dead children on scale labeled

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Show politeness at the drive-thru window.

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Teachers under the Gun 0

Once again, Republicans try to treat a symptom, rather deal with a cause. Sam and his crew discuss the potential for collateral damage.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yet another responsible gun owner–oh, you know the rest.

Musical NotesGuns and stupid, guns and stupid,
They go together like love and Cupid.
Let me tell you, brother,
You won’t find one without the other.

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Signs of the Times 0

Man and woman standing outside bar looking at signs.  One sign reads,

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America’s Exceptionalism 0

At the Hartford Courant, Karl E. Scheibe asks a (rhetorical) question:

Why is the United States uniquely troubled with gun violence?

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Yet another responsible gun owner discharges her responsibility.

Yet another child is dead.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Beach blanket bango.

And, while we are on the subject of politeness . . . .

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The Common Denominator 0

At The Roanoke Times, Sociologist Theodore Fuller points out that guns are the problem.

Some say that we will never solve the problem of random gun violence until people return to their faith in God. Church attendance is down. People are abandoning their traditional values. So, the problem is that Americans are less Godly than, say, the French, the Germans, the Brits, the Swedes, the Norwegians? Have you checked lately on church attendance rates in Europe? It is much lower than in the United States. No, the problem is not a lack of religion; it is that we have a horribly misguided interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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We have not always had this distorted interpretation of the Second Amendment. The idea that the Second Amendment means that any Tom, Dick, or Harry has a Constitutional right to purchase any weapon, no matter how deadly, has been sold to the American people by the NRA. And the NRA did not always have this interpretation. They started selling this idea in the 1970s.

To put it bluntly, that’s when the NRA morphed from being primarily a safety organization for hunters to being the marketing agency for merchants of death.

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A Drive through NRA Paradise 0

Two cars side by side with drivers pointing guns at each other.

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