Some Trust the Trinity and Some in Jesus…

…but we will trust in the aim of the gun our god.  Gobs of “faithful” Catholics all over St. Blogs were cheering for a Catholic priest when they thought he was going to blow off all that stuff about not living by the sword and train his flock to pack heat.  In a hyper-typical combox comment, one [Read More...]

Peter, put up thy sword

…for all who live by the sword shall perish by the sword. [Read more...]

Mass Slaughter? Whooptidoo.

A leader in gun culture offers rationales for maintaining the status quo so tortured that even he does not undertand them and finally winds up so pretzeled in his logic that he agrees with his interlocutor: Meanwhile, another day, another family slaughtered. The death toll is now eight, six of them children. To which gun [Read More...]

When even the NRA acknowledges the existence…

…of Insane Gun Culture and begs them to dial it back and stop acting like scary weirdos, I think we can all agree that Insane Gun Culture is a problem (except of course to those deep inside the Bubble of Insane Gun Culture). Not to worry though, under intense pressure from armed and scary weirdos, [Read More...]

Another Maniac Exercises His Sacred Second Amendment Rights

…in my backyard, a few hundred yards from people I know and care about. Everyone I know is okay, but one family’s son (a boy my son’s age) is dead and three others are wounded in the umpteenth act of meaningless gun slaughter here in the Land of Meaningless Gun Slaughter. Meanwhile, the Onion captures [Read More...]

The Single Most Important Fact about our Gun Culture

…is 30,000 corpses each and every year. There are a lot of other secondary considerations. But that is, overwhelmingly, from a prolife perspective, the single most important fact. My views on our gun culture are fairly simple.  It can be boiled down to this: the human tradition of the second amendment does not trump the [Read More...]

Prayers for the People of St. James the Just Parish in Ogden

Friend of the Blog Fr. Erik Richsteig had a shooting in his parish during Mass.  The victim is in critical but stable condition.  Fr. Erik says he will be OK.  The shooter was the victim’s son-in-law. Father, heal the victim completely, give grace, wisdom, knowledge, understanding and skill to his caregivers; give grace, peace, faith, [Read More...]

Perhaps it’s time to revisit that whole “well-regulated militia” part of the second amendment

…cuz the whole 22:1 ratio thing doesn’t look healthy to me: [E]every time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides. [Read more...]

Things I Don’t Get

I get charging the Boston Bomber with using a weapon of mass destruction. What I don’t get is why a gun used to slaughter and wound far more people on multiple occasions is not a weapon of mass destruction too. [Read more...]

My friend John C. Wright…

co-founder of the extremely exclusive Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society raises some objections to my somewhat cheekily titled post “Americans Suddenly Favor Limiting Right to Keep and Bear Arms“.  Quoting me saying “So what’s the basic difference between this and our own domestic debates? As near as I can tell, it boils down to acceptable losses.”, [Read More...]