Gun Cult

CARTOON: How Rep. Ron Kind Chose To Observe Today’s 5th Anniversary Of The Sandy Hook Slaughter Of Innocent Children & Teachers

  Mark L. Taylor The Commoner Call (12/14/17) On Dec. 6 Wisconsin’s Democratic Rep. Ron Kind Voted For The National Rifle Association’s ‘Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017’, Which Overrides State & Local Protections From Handgun Violence. In many states, including Wisconsin, concealed carry gun permits are easier to get than a drivers license. Two states encourage mail-in orders for concealed carry gun permits from non-residents. Few states require permit holders to pass any kind of rigorous, real-world training and evaluation of gun handling skills and judgment. On December 6 Rep. Ron Kind joined his close pal republican Rep. Paul…

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Many Of The Lifelong Wounds Of US Mass Shooting Gun Cult Are Unseen

  When The Scars Of A Mass Shooting Aren’t Left By Bullets By Anna Almendrala & Erin Schumaker The HuffPost (11/22/17) Sherrie Lawson was in a meeting when she heard the gunshots. Because she was on a Navy installation where firearms were heavily restricted, Lawson assumed the loud bangs were the sound of people dropping tables or chairs. Less than a minute later, when more shots rang out, she and her colleagues realized something was wrong. People ran by, shouting about a shooter on the grounds. Lawson joined the crowd and they ran, trying to get away from the sounds of gunfire. Soon…


Do-It-Yourself ‘Ghost Guns’ Bypass Background Checks & Firearm Registration

  By Brian Mann NPR (11/21/17) When Kevin Neal went on a deadly shooting rampage last week in California, he was armed with at least two semi-automatic rifles, known as “ghost guns,” that he didn’t buy in a store or from a gun dealer, authorities say. “These arms are manufactured illegally, we believe, by him at his home,” said Tehama County assistant sheriff Phil Johnston, during a news conference on Nov. 15. Neal was banned from buying guns and reportedly had to surrender a firearm because of a court order. But it turns out there is a growing industry of companies that sell gun…


This European Comedy Show Explains How The World Sees America’s Twisted Gun Fetish

By German Lopez Vox (11/6/17) When the rest of the world looks at America’s gun problem, it’s often with bafflement. Sunday with Lubach, which is sort of like the Dutch version of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, looked at guns — specifically, the US’s love of firearms. And it’s very telling. For one, the satirical Dutch video describes America’s love of guns as so bad that it is an illness: Nonsensical Rifle Addiction, or NRA — a reference to the biggest gun lobby group in the country. From the outside, it’s just baffling. “Dear fellow Europeans,” the video’s narrator begins, “a…


The Texas Shooting Victims Should Sue The U.S. Government. They’d Win.

  (Editor’s Note: If you know of anyone even peripherally impacted by the deaths and woundings in the Texas church shooting forward this article to them. This information needs to get into that community and the impacted families. – Mark L. Taylor) By John Culhane Politico (11/8/17) The devastation wrought by all-too-regular mass shootings leads to immediate and predictable calls for “thoughts and prayers” for the victims. But what about compensation for the harm suffered? Unfortunately, that is one area in which U.S. law is inadequate, often preventing any kind of redress for the victims. But that’s not so in…


Another Mass Shooting: This Time In Texas. In A Church. Victims Ages 5 to 72. Just Another Day In America

Editor’s Note: The Commoner Call runs this cartoon after every headline-grabbing mass shooting (a mass shooting – defined as four or more fatalities – happens daily in the U.S. Most only get local press coverage). Nothing changes but not to worry, the nation’s leaders will keep you in their cynical thoughts ‘n empty prayers if you lose a loved one to a mass shooting. What evil madness! – Mark L. Taylor ***** At Least 26 Dead In Shooting At Texas Baptist Church By Nina Golgowski, Paige Lavender & Doha Madani The HuffPost (11/5/17) A shooting at a church outside of San Antonio,…


Anything For A Buck: Maker Of Bump Stock Murder Tool Resumes Sales One Month After Las Vegas Mass Shooting

  The Co-conspirator By Igor Bobic The HuffPost (11/1/17) A leading manufacturer of bump stocks, devices that make semi-automatic weapons function like machine guns, told customers on Tuesday it is resuming sales of them in limited quantities. “We would like to take the time to thank all of our customers for their patience and support throughout this past month!” Slide Fire, the company that produces the devices, said in an email, according to The Trace. The announcement comes just one month after the mass shooting in Las Vegas ―  the deadliest such shooting in modern U.S. history. Law enforcement officials said the gunman, Stephen Paddock,…


Guns & Dirty Money – Why We’ll Do Absolutely Nothing New After The Las Vegas Shooting

  By Steven Singer Gadflyonthewall.wordpress.com / Common Dreams (10/2/17) Wake up, America. We are not the land of the brave or the home of the free. We are the land of the gun and the home of the free market. Stephen Paddock’s killing spree last night in Las Vegas will not change anything – except the bottom line for numerous gun manufacturers. Ca-ching, people! Scores of American companies are going to clean up over this! That’s what happens every time we get a high profile mass shooting. Not new gun regulation. Not additional services for the mentally ill. Not stricter guidelines against fake news…