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Tag: Gabrielle Giffords
  • Tsk, Tsk: More Violent Rhetoric

  • Are politicians really against violence?

    Since the recent tragedy in Arizona, I have heard more politicians and other public figures than I can think of make statements about how they condemn the use of violence.  For example, Franklin Graham recently said of Sarah Palin, “Whether you agree with her politics or not, it is outrageous to suggest that her political …

  • It’s All About Personal Responsibility

    The Vacaville Reporter just ran this great letter to the editor by a California Bay Area resident named Tom Leary. His argument is that preventative laws and weapon control laws are “nonsensical” because individuals determined to do harm will not be stopped by a ban on weapons or anything for that matter. Here it is: …

  • The Southern Avenger on Second Amendment Remedies and the Tuscon Shooting

    Jack Hunter, the Southern Avenger, has a very good segment Second Amendment rights and the shooting in Tuscon.  Good work Jack.

  • Giffords Shooting Witness Joe Zamudio Sets Ed Schultz Straight On Owning A Pistol

    Basically, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz tries to raise questions about gun control and fails. To Mr. Schultz’ credit, when the interview with witness Joe Zamudio turns very pro-2nd Amendment and against gun control, Mr. Schultz didn’t turn hostile or make any condescending remarks. Mr. Zamudio was one of the witnesses in the Giffords shooting who held …

  • Politicizing a Tragedy

    As can be expected, pundits and idealogues have capitalized on a tragedy to support their political aims and cast their political opponents in a bad light. Despite still not having an accurate picture of the beliefs motivating a clearly disturbed individual, many in the media have been all too quick to place the blame on …

  • Jon Stewart’s Poignant Speech on the Arizona Shooting

    As everyone races to catch foot in mouth syndrome over the tragic Giffords shooting, Jon Stewart offers a dose of sanity. The rush to tack on motivations and ideologies to a clearly mentally ill man has been particularly disgusting, well done mainstream media. “It would really be nice if the ramblings of crazy people didn’t …