There is No Justice For Tamir

  This is from a Facebook post of mine, earlier today: “This injustice has changed me, radicalized me, and infuriated me deep down into my soul.

This is our America, but today, it doesn’t really feel like it.” The previous quote is from: Tamir Rice / Emmett Till

My heart is hurting so badly that even today, I find tears running down my face, for no other reason than the fact that there is no justice for this child. There is NO JUSTICE FOR THIS CHILD. I say again, child. Not even a teenager. Racism hurts us all, the oppressor, as well as the oppressed. I cannot sit by and say nothing, because to do so, by tacit agreement, is to take the side of the oppressor. Let me also state, clearly, and emphatically, that anyone who believes Tamir would have suffered the same end if he was white is either a) lying to themselves, or b) blind and ignorant in the worst possible way. We, being members of the privileged class (whites), are brought up to have faith in our justice system in this country. How, I ask you, can anyone, regardless what the color of their skin, have faith in a system that is inherently racist; a system where the deck is always stacked? I wonder, will we, as a nation, ever heal? Will we ever exemplify the words in our Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness? Where is Tamir’s life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness? 
I’m finding it very difficult to find good in the world today. I can only try to imagine how Tamir’s family and loved ones must feel. 💔

Please consider signing this petition, asking for Justice for Tamir: Move-on petition


Texans Will Make A Big Decision On January 1st. Do They Want A Burrito Or A Gun?

Mike The Gun Guy

Ever since the Supreme Court ruled that the 2nd Amendment gave Americans the Constitutional right to keep a loaded, unlocked handgun in their homes to use for self-defense, the pro-gun nation has been trying to push the notion of armed, self-defense beyond the home and into the street.  This strategy has taken two paths; on the one hand promoting concealed-carry licensing, on the other, bringing weapons into gun-free zones.  There’s nothing but anecdotal evidence supporting the idea that a gun can protect its owner from crime, but there’s plenty of serious research which shows the opposite to be true.

open               The latest effort to widen the scope of armed defense is about to be unveiled in Texas with the law allowing open carry to take effect on January 1st.  This law was the brainchild of a former Army Master Sergeant, C.J. Grisham, who parlayed an argument with…

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There’s A Petition Out There You Really Should Sign.

Mike The Gun Guy

There’s a new petition in town that deserves your support.  It’s a project of the group called Doctors For America, whose founders back in 2008 included a guy named Vivek Murthy whom you might remember had some initial difficulties becoming Surgeon General because of another guy named Rand Paul. I’m playing a little tongue-in-cheek here because I can’t remember another politician who made as much of a jerk out of himself as Rand Paul did by temporarily blocking Murthy’s nomination because Murthy didn’t appreciate the virtues and benefits of guns.  After all, as a physician, why should Murthy or anyone else be concerned about 100,000 gun injuries and deaths every year? Oh hell, messed it up again; we know that it’s people who kill people, right?  When they use a gun to kill someone else it must have been to stop a crime.

cdc                Anyway, to return to…

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