Whether the words were willful or merely reckless, they put at risk far more than an individual life. They endanger the orderly passage of power within society and as such they endanger society itself.
Lost in the shuffle of whether Trump meant or did not mean Clinton should be assassinated by "2nd Amendment people," is what the implications are for a president to say something that gets interpreted that way, once in office.
Did Jesus ever "open carry"? Yes, he did. Jesus open carried the Roman weapon of execution, the cross on which he died. And that's the only weapon Jesus ever open carried.
Change begins from within the home, and this country is our home. We must set a precedent.
Firearms didn't make a violent man kill 49 people in Orlando this week. But they did give him reach. And we have to decide, right now, whether our own need for reach, for supposed security and independence has produced a state of affairs in this country that we can be proud of.
Conservatives across the country tell us to be angry, but not with the those who deal out these deadly weapons or refuse to pass laws that may have protected 50 innocent victims today, and an average 91 Americans every other day.
Gun control has been one of the hottest topics of debate in recent years, with special attention drawn to the issue after the deplorable amount of mass shootings in America last year. The ethical debate will continue to rage for a while it seems, as neither the conservatives nor the liberals can convince the other side.
I've grown tired of positional arguments about guns. I understand the emotional passions that surround them, but I do not agree that satisfying those emotions has much bearing or merit on what's right for making sound public policy when it comes to how firearms figure into managing public safety and crime deterrence in the United States.
Does it complicate the Democratic candidate's gun control message?
at a time when the trending news analysis is obsessed with the "outsiders," you can make a case that the real "outsider" thinking, at least among the die-hard Republican base voters, is reflected in a guy like Steve House.
I vehemently oppose Big Government and Nanny State regulation, but also have no use for guns, find hunting distasteful and wish that James Madison had never dreamed up the Second Amendment while politicking for the Constitution.
In 2016, the irony of a hawkish Democrat possibly giving billion dollar weapons deals to donors, is lost upon the Clinton faithful. Party loyalty overshadows duplicity. Blind allegiance shields the inconvenient reality that Clinton has evolved even on guns, in addition to most other contentious issues.