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Category Archives: Guns

Viva Guns

gunman kills dozens at concert is that really a surprise

Also posted in Las Vegas, Murder

Guns in Classrooms

I arrive late to a packed board meeting of the Arid School District in your community and have to join others pressed against the wall and already listening to speakers address the five popularly-elected trustees of the school board who sit behind a long desk on the dais. “Guns are inherently offensive, not defensive,” says […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Crime, Education, Murder

Must Sell

I’m just the old night watchman, now called security guard, making sure no one steals or vandalizes the cars. I’m not against Joe. I’ve often seen him pushing his grocery cart by the lot very late, and sometimes we said hello, but he always kept going, until tonight when he stops and brings wire-cutters out […]

Also posted in Boxing, Cars & Driving, Homeless, Mixed Martial Arts, Poverty, Sales

The Derringer

“I’m sorry to say, Mr. Jones, that we can’t hire you.” “Why? I’m an excellent candidate. Look at my history of selling heavy equipment. Have you checked my references and letters of recommendation?” “We have, but those factors have been overridden by a problem.” “What problem?” “You lied to us.” “I did not.” “According to […]

Also posted in Crime, Markets, Theft, Toys

Violent Virgin Islands

Worn by cold weather and eternal gray days I leave Des Moines and move to the Virgin Islands where a friend from college tells me the weather’s always great except for high humidity and occasional hurricanes. I don’t worry much about climate. I just do what locals do. I like the Virgin Islands but better […]

Also posted in Crime, Detroit, El Salvador, Honduras, Murder, New Orleans, Virgin Islands

Neighborhood

street signs claim gun and drug free zone

Also posted in Crime, Drugs, Poetry - GTC

Profiling

essential profile three quarters shooters right wing whites

Also posted in Murder, NRA, Poetry - GTC, Terrorism

Shooters

buy more guns to shoot the shooters

Also posted in Murder, NRA, Poetry - GTC, Terrorism

Where’s the NRA on Roseburg?

Naturally, when there’s another rapid-fire mass murder in an American public school, I look to the National Rifle Association for comfort and insight, and have been searching the NRA website for several days, since the slaughter of ten students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, but have yet to locate an article – or […]

Also posted in Murder, NRA

Emotions and Statistics from Ferguson

The usual suspects right and left are respectively railing that police are always justified in using force in ghettoes or they’re never justified in so doing especially if the alleged criminal descended from slaves. There’s no need to refute Al Sharpton, race baiter and riotous agitator extraordinaire, or columnist Leonard Pitts, a self-proclaimed introvert who’s […]

Also posted in Al Sharpton, Darren Wilson, Michael Brown, Murder, Racism, Slavery

Evening Stroll

Jeff loved to walk. Every morning before work and Saturday and Sunday afternoons he walked neighborhood streets where golf course spread around houses and kit foxes chased ducks then ate eggs. Sometimes Jeff changed routes but some streets were too pretty to exclude. He wasn’t going to avoid front yard often hot with pit bull. […]

Also posted in Dogs, Neighborhoods, Short Pieces - GTC

Gun Lover

Firepower’s important and guaranteed by Second Amendment because Founding Fathers wanted us free and would be proud how well we protect personal liberty. So don’t blame gun lovers for slaughter of twenty children at school in Newtown. That wasn’t our fault. We’re law-abiding parents who want kids safe. Trust me, laws restricting guns are already […]

Also posted in Mental Health, Murder, NRA, Short Pieces - GTC

We Still Love Our Guns

Just off work early this gray Friday afternoon I sought escape and relaxation in sports talk radio but the hosts weren’t talking about sports. They were lamenting lost lives of children and the senselessness of random violence. Something pretty bad must’ve happened but I sensed these somber gentlemen weren’t going to reveal what so I […]

Also posted in Mental Health, Murder, NRA, Publications

Both Barrels

everyone now armed in public new law mandates good citizens carry second gun

Also posted in Crime, Murder, Poetry - GTC

Dog with Gun

puppy king of yard happy growing fast father moves in usually eats some of son’s food and won’t let have any unless owner monitors pup gets skinny starts cowering and stops only when predeceases father if pup had gun things could’ve been different

Also posted in Animals, Dogs, Poetry - GTC

Shoot Me

i’m going to shoot myself but you first

Also posted in Mental Health, Poetry - GTC