Stubborn 2nd Amendment

As written, the law that guarantees the right to bear arms also pegs this right to a well regulated Militia. So put that in your pipes and smoke it. #notonemore

Reflections on Sandy Hook

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This guest essay was written by Gun Sense Chester County member Barbara Gall Sheehan.  She read excerpts of the essay at our recent event, Remembrance — 5th Anniversary of the Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.

 By Barbara Gall Sheehan

If only….I was sick that day

If only… I had missed the bus

If only…I was better at hiding

If only…I could run faster

If only…my teacher was a super hero

If only…my Dad was there to protect me

If only…I was invisible

If only…he didn’t have a GUN

Whether you are pro-gun, anti-gun or somewhere in between, we all can agree that guns in the wrong hands have tragic consequences and there is no harsher example than Sandy Hook.

Five years ago, our nation was shaken to its core when the unthinkable happened in a Connecticut elementary school.  Just two weeks…

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A Well Regulated Militia

The gun lobby conveniently forgets a key aspect of the law that grants the right to arms. Congress need not be so forgetful. Neither should we, who elect them. Every November ask: Which side do you stand on protecting the nation from flying bullets?

Not One More

Working on a promotional series for Patchworks. This one takes up the refrain from Everytown for Gun Safety. It's a good refrain. Not one more.

Moleskine in Paris

In preparation for travel to Paris this week I found myself cracking open the last of my black Moleskin Cahier 5x8.25" notebooks. Normally this brings satisfaction as I add yet another 80 bound pages of journaling to what has become 40+ such notebooks over the last dozen years. With departure impending, however, I felt more … Continue reading Moleskine in Paris

Too Much of a Good Thing

This piece in the Post has me thinking about the Second Amendment.  A corollary argument is unlikely to convince pro-gun extremists. But it should. They will one day wake up to find all their rights revoked if they refuse to allow reasonable limits to the size, shape, and scope of their arsenals. (I'm satisfied with … Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing

Persons of the Year

How's that grab you, Mr. Probably-Isn't-Good-Enough?

11:15 06-Dec-04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=33&v=wWWxlbspbOs The next-to-last time I saw Mohamed—11:15, Dec 6, 2004—a blast-resistant window separated me from the Afghan businessman with good English, admiration for the U.S., and a carpet enterprise in Virginia. The last applicant of the morning at our visa counter in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mohamed was alone in the waiting room when the high-low alarm … Continue reading 11:15 06-Dec-04

Stick it to Them Before Congress Sticks It to You

You don't have to bend over and take this legislative middle finger right up the center, America. Vote with a phone call, and if it goes wrong, vote your Senator out. Wapo's Dana Milbank explains the smoke screen.

10 Words I Hate

Manspreading. Not in defense of the posture or those who assume it. The word's as gross as it is misleading. I predict an EEO complaint in its future. File this word with mansplaining as a crappy portmanteau. Votarama. Actually, this whimsical-sounding act occurs when congress picks America’s pockets and probes our inner reaches for pork. … Continue reading 10 Words I Hate