Guns Don’t Kill People–Toddlers Do

Stop. No screaming “Don’t you dare take away my second amendment rights!!!”” No shouting the mantra, “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” None of that until you read this article. Or at least this piece of it; In the seven days that ended Tuesday, in addition to the death of Ms. Price, a 3 ­year­ old [Read More…]

Yes, Let's Just Arm Everyone: Time for a Game of "Last Man Standing"

So, after the most recent domestic massacres, the usual mantra pops up, “If the good guys were armed, we could stop the bad guys.” OK, I’m a good person. Let’s put a gun in my hand. Of course, I have no ability to judge distances because of a lack of depth perception. At my age, [Read More…]

A World and a People in Need of Healing

We need therapy.  We need deep, freedom-giving healing. Why?  Well, let’s take a quick look at a few current situations. •   The usual political “I want to get re-elected at all costs and I don’t care what happens to ordinary people who don’t load me up with campaign contributions” maneuvering continues in our nation’s capital. •   The [Read More…]

No Guns Within 1000 Feet

In response and reaction to the horror of this past week’s shooting rampage (January, 2011), some are suggesting that new laws be enacted that prohibit guns from being with 1000 feet of a Member of Congress. Great idea. But I also don’t want guns to be within 1000 feet of me, or my loved ones, [Read More…]

The Costs of Leadership

This past week has been a horrific one for the nation. Democratic Representative to the US Congress from Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in the head. According to news reports, Ms. Giffords had taken strong stands on certain positions, particularly health care and immigration laws, that many disagreed with.  And one person disagreed with her [Read More…]