Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Cruel Ploy of Taking Immigrant Kids From Their Parents - The New York Times



Recall TRUMP's scurrilous characterization of many countries in the developing world. It struck me that the word "a--h---" that he chose to use has a lot of other applications, starting with the idea that good stuff regularly slips through the crack, along with mostly bad. I have not fully grasped exactly how TRUMP fits, so to speak, into that, but I am sure he does. 

Mosquitoes and guns

The current proposals to restrict a few guns, including purchase, is akin to going after a mosquito outbreak with a fly swatter. You may catch a few mosquitoes, but you'll never beat the swarm. So, too, with guns. They are mosquitoes with bullets.

Walmart to Raise Age to Buy Guns and Ammunition to 21 - The New York Times

A start. Stop selling them all.

Walmart to Raise Age to Buy Guns and Ammunition to 21 - The New York Times

A start. Stop selling them all.

Trump Calls Sessions’s Handling of FISA Abuse Allegations ‘Disgraceful’ - The New York Times

Yes, TRUMP, you are just that - DISGRACEFUL.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Major Gun Retailer, Stops Selling Assault-Style Weapons - The New York Times

A first step on the route to removing ALL guns from their stores!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

UNC students join Parkland survivors in the fight to end gun violence - The Daily Tar Heel

Sorry, this turnout is pitiful on a campus with, what, 25,000 students? The commitment of Parkland does not seem to have embraced Chapel Hill for whatever reason.

NRA Boycott: Full List of Companies That Cut Ties With Gun Lobby Over Florida Shooting

I will surely keep this list handy so as to patronize them in thanks for their action!

confirmation bias - Google Search

Central to so much today, from TRUMP on up.


The State Of Current Gun Laws : NPR

Important contribution.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

42 U.S. Code § 4321 - Congressional declaration of purpose | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

How I would start the National Firearms Policy Act, based on the National Environmental Policy Act:

"The purposes of this chapter are: To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and firearms; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate injuries to people and property and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the risks to health and safety posed by firearms and their misuse; and to establish a Council on Firearms Policy."

I would continue to say the following:

"It is the policy of the United States that firearms are inherently dangerous and should be available only to, and capable of being used by, qualified members of US military forces, national guards, police forces, and private, licensed security personnel. All other uses are discouraged in the interest of protecting national health and safety. Towatrd this end, no person under 21 should be permitted to own, carry, or use in any manner any firearm unless a specfic finding is made in the case of each by a panel of experts."

"Anyone alleged to have owned, carried, or used any firearm in violation of this law shall be subject to exclusive prosecution in federal court."

The Common Good - Kindle edition by Robert B. Reich. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @

We need a National Firearms Policy Act!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


What happened to this site?

Get Out of Facebook and Into the N.R.A.’s Face - The New York Times

Those of us older than most students need to help in any way the strudents want us. Off Facebook and on the street, for example.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times

We need to change the course of our aircraft carrier from saluting a perceived inherent right to have a gun to a widely supported policy that only law enforcement should have guns of any kind. Thet requires stupendous leadership and we are tragically not even in sight of that.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Monday, February 05, 2018

Trump Mocks ‘Little Adam Schiff’ as House Democrats Push to Release a Rival Memo - The New York Times

There is no point in tossing garbage back at the thrower. Instead, it is a time to thank Rep SCHIFF for his steadfast support of the truth and the American people. That's the right response.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

A Democratic Ticket for 2020? - The New York Times

Political egos will be the death of all of us.