Results tagged with 'Guns'
Published Oct. 6, 2015
It should be clear to everyone by now that no matter how many words I or anyone else - be they president, celebrity, parent of a dead child, parent of a mass shooter or random person on the street - spend talking about the insanity of this country's gun culture, nothing will change.
Published Sept. 10, 2015
Milwaukee Police Department Chief Edward Flynn is calling for stricter sentencing for violent offenders to counter the city's spike in homicides, which are up almost 70 percent this year compared to the same time period last year. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Flynn made the comments at a public forum hosted by Mike Gousha at Marquette University.
Published July 28, 2015
America doesn't have a gun problem, the argument goes; it has a car problem! This is perhaps my favorite of all the pro-gun defenses - favorite being in this case a relative term. But I need to be clear about this: I would give just about anything if guns could be licensed, regulated and policed the way automobiles are in this country.
Published June 10, 2015
State Representatives LaTonya Johnson and Joel Kleefisch found a rare common sense place when they proposed creating the mandatory minimum sentences for felons who possess firearms. That's right: A Milwaukee Democrat and an Oconomowoc Republican came together on a gun issue and managed to gain the support of a majority of others in the Assembly from both parties despite earlier dissent. That's pretty remarkable.
Published April 16, 2015
Sheriff David Clarke is the darling of the far right and he is a favorite of the Fox News Network. But amidst all the bluster there are some truths to be discovered when he talks about the epidemic of black violence in Milwaukee.
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The devastating events in Isla Vista, CA has left people reeling with horror. Unfortunately this type of mental illness is prevalent in these tragic times. With each breaking news story, are we becoming desensitized to violence? I studied news writing in college. I understand the 'if it...
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has urged county residents to arm themselves and take firearms training in order to protect their homes from criminals. Is that a good idea?
Clarke, who was appointed Sheriff by Republican Acting Governor Scott McCal...
"Peace comes through God-centered strength.....if you're an armed person, you're a citizen, and if you're disarmed, you're a subject." Charles Heller, Executive Director of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) (1)The JPFO, founded by the late Aa...
"We have met the enemy,and its us!"Pogo by Walt KellyIf (God forbid) you are found shot to death, the killer will probably be: (a) A robber (b) your spouse or partner (c) a personal enemy (d) you.Are you surprised that the correct answer is (d)? ...
Thanks to Wisconsin's new concealed carry law, more people will be "packing heat" on our streets. Thanks to the "castle doctrine" and "stand your ground" laws recently adopted, more Americans will be using guns when they feel threa...
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