No pity for columnist pushing guns for Christmas

Gun-loving Denver Post columnist Jon Caldara thinks we need more gun owners. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay In his latest firearms-fetish marketing spiel, he tries to disguise his irrational fear of having all of his deadly weapons confiscated by demonizing those "cultural elites" and "bigoted urbanites" who don't share his paranoia. Then he decries … Continue reading No pity for columnist pushing guns for Christmas

‘Loaded gun in my purse? Silly me.’

Denver Post columnist Mario Nicolais writes here that officials made the right call by not pressing charges against Colorado State Rep. Lori Saine, who was caught carrying a concealed weapon through airport security. I'm not so sure. It was "an honest mistake," writes Nicolais, who says he carries, too, and easily forgets that he's doing … Continue reading ‘Loaded gun in my purse? Silly me.’

“Armed = dangerous” explained

A few weeks ago, I posted a simple equation as a comment on a news story about toddlers and others who had been shot over the weekend. Armed = dangerous Just yesterday I learned that it isn't simple enough for some gun-ownership advocates to comprehend. One asked me what it means. Another, if I understood … Continue reading “Armed = dangerous” explained

Armed and dangerous litterbugs and vandals

Does this story really describe a "culture clash" as the headline indicates? It isn't so much a culture clash between gun owners and the rest of us who enjoy the outdoors, it's a story about some nitwits that we would call something else in an urban setting: vandals. Shooting trees and leaving bullet-riddled trash in … Continue reading Armed and dangerous litterbugs and vandals