Gun Song – I feel like a bullet (in the gun of Robert Ford) by Elton John

Another Elton tune. Not really about guns, but guns have become used as metaphors in all sorts of ways in our language. Much of language is sourced in metaphors and cultural references and expressions that have (d)evolved into words or … Continue reading

This makes me feel safer

From Alan Korwin: I especially liked the roof-turret mounted, bullet-proof-camera equipped, fully remote controlled, drum fed, suppressed machine gun with 360-degree sweep and elevation control now available for law enforcement vehicles. Fully mechanized roof-mounted machine gun for police vehicles. It … Continue reading

Quote of the day—obvious-if-you-read-carefully

The people fighting universal background checks are the people who deliberately want to be irresponsible.  Plain and simple. obvious-if-you-read-carefully April 1, 2015 Comment to Gun background check hearing: Does bill close loophole or create unenforceable law? [The type of people … Continue reading

Quote of the day—Paul M. Barrett

A despairing parent gets wide latitude. But the NRA didn’t kill young Chris. Elliott Rodger did. Paul M. BarrettMay 27, 2014Santa Barbara Massacre Defies Gun Control, Mental Health Proposals: 4 Blunt Points[That’s pretty much how I feel about the father … Continue reading

Quote of the day—Sean D Sorrentino

Rape is a big fucking deal in Conservative land. It is literally “the most horrific and obscene act imaginable.” I’d rather you thought me a murderer than believed me a rapist. Ordinary people can imagine circumstances where they’d kill someone, … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Annual Forum on Ballot Measures (#I1639)

Tonight, October 4th, the Seattle/King-County League of Women Voters is having a debate on Washington State ballot initiatives. This will include I-1639. It will be at The Collective (I’m not kidding!). The following is via a Facebook friend who works … Continue reading