Posts Tagged gun violence

How inner city gun violence is a gendered issue

2013, following the trend set in the latter half of last year, has been the year of the glock. Everybody, and their mama, is talking about gun violence and gun control laws. Guns, guns, guns. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve been hearing about gun violence in two extremely different contexts. On the one hand, there are the isolated, mass shootings like the Colorado theater and Sandy Hook school incidents. And on the other hand, there are the shootings in inner cities, mostly communities of color. I want to clarify now that I am talking about the latter. I do not think that the deaths of shooting victims in either kind of shooting are more ...

2013, following the trend set in the latter half of last year, has been the year of the glock. Everybody, and their mama, is talking about gun violence and gun control laws. Guns, guns, ...

Tuesday troll alert: Boy, I sure hope Todd Kincannon is single!

I can sort of see why this dude wouldn’t get the invite to the GOP retreat at the totes awesome plantation in Virginia back in January.

I mean, perhaps some folks in the GOP were thinking about what it would mean to empower someone like that who displays such sensitivity, really in touch with the zeitgeist. Or perhaps they thought after losing the 2012 elections, and recognizing the pluralistic reality of the American electorate, that this dude, the ‘honey badger of American Politics,’ (Kincannon’s actual Twitter bio) might be off message. This guy is so not helping in the effort to re-brand the Grand Old Party. While we can see this tweet as the troll bait it really is, yet ...

I can sort of see why this dude wouldn’t get the invite to the GOP retreat at the totes awesome plantation in Virginia back in January.

I mean, perhaps some folks in the GOP were thinking about ...

People who say more good guys with guns is the solution lack firing neurons

The NRA’s argument that more guns is necessary to prevent mass shootings, or any shootings was always nonsense.  The ridiculousness of this argument is on display yet again, with the recent news out of Georgia where a man shot and killed a young Latino man who accidentally pulled into his driveway.

Via NBC Latino:

Rodrigo Diaz, 22, was driving around with his girlfriend and two friends when he pulled into a driveway, thinking they had arrived at another friend’s house, his brother says. But instead he pulled into the driveway of Phillip Sailors, 69, who thought his home was being robbed, his lawyer says. Sailors then shot Diaz, according to the police report, citing what Sailors told officers at the ...

The NRA’s argument that more guns is necessary to prevent mass shootings, or any shootings was always nonsense.  The ridiculousness of this argument is on display yet again, with the recent news out of Georgia where a ...

NRA attacks Sasha and Malia Obama

Here’s hoping that the gun violence prevention proposals coming out of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force are substantial. The American people deserve serious solutions on the issue of gun safety and it’s becoming more and more clear that now is the time to do it. Since the NRA has completely lost their minds.

Not only have they release a new game using human targets for practice, which is classy after the massacre of babies in Newtown, now they’ve gone after the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama.

Here’s hoping that the gun violence prevention proposals coming out of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force are substantial. The American people deserve serious solutions on the issue of gun safety and it’s becoming more and more ...

Headline of the Day: “Feminism Kills 27 at US High School”

Um, not quite…Anyway, this is some MRA parody level bullshit:

Today the world struggles to answer one question about Adam Lanza’s killing spree: Why?

As with many easy questions deliberately confused by the establishment, the answer is simple and in plain view.

‘Feminism’ killed 20 children and 7 adults at Sandy Hook school – not guns, not lack of ’support’ or ‘care’, and definitely not ‘evil’ DNA

Adam Lanza went from being relatively happy, highly intelligent, and a little insular to actively psychopathic after his mother threw his father out of their home.

And if there is one theme common to school killings that is precisely it: the absence of a strong father-son bond.

And while there is absolutely no reason to care one iota about what ...

Um, not quite…Anyway, this is some MRA parody level bullshit:

Today the world struggles to answer one question about Adam Lanza’s killing spree: Why?

As with many easy questions deliberately confused by the establishment, the answer is ...

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We should be talking about masculinity and violence after the Sandy Hook shooting and every day

Let’s talk about violence and masculinity. In a post earlier this week, Amy argued that since women are sometimes perpetrators, focusing on masculinity can only take us so far in understanding violence, gun violence, and mass shootings in particular. But, in my opinion, a deeper analysis of masculinity would take us farther than basically anything else–and it’s a conversation that’s not happening.

The fact that “women are perpetrators of gun violence, too” is undeniably true. And certainly, “masculinity”–as a loosely defined and incredibly broad concept–can’t adequately “explain” mass shootings, or violence more generally, any more than anything else can.

Which is really what the entire country is desperately hoping to do in the aftermath of a tragedy like ...

Let’s talk about violence and masculinity. In a post earlier this week, Amy argued that since women are sometimes perpetrators, focusing on masculinity can only take us so far in understanding violence, gun ...

Women are perpetrators of gun violence, too

*Trigger warning*

Much has been written in the wake of the Newtown tragedy about the connection between the culture of masculinity and the culture of gun violence. In the past 30 years, all but one of the past 62 mass murderers in the country who have used guns have been men.Gun makers equate gun ownership with manliness. The speculation as to why is rampant. Men are dangerously threatened due to the rise of minorities and women. Men are more sensitive to slights than women. Growing up to be a man is hard.

It’s important to consider the gendered context under which these shooting crimes are committed, and particularly how many of these murderers choose their victims. The rubric of gun ...

*Trigger warning*

Much has been written in the wake of the Newtown tragedy about the connection between the culture of masculinity and the culture of gun violence. In the past 30 years, all but one of the past ...

Brave responses to the Sandy Hook shooting

http://youtu.be/TNHOI0apJ0Y

Friday’s tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut shook the nation and the world. Some are arguing than any discussion of gun violence “politicizes” the tragedy. I would argue that by avoiding the issue of gun violence we shrug off our responsibility to prevent more tragedies. Is accepting the status quo, which is extremely politicized by NRA lobbying, the best way to honor those who died? I don’t think so.

Some nut jobs on the right, from gun advocates to elected to officials, are missing what should be the takeaway from the shooting. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) wants more guns, not fewer, arguing that had the principal been armed, she could have shot the killer. A Nevada Assemblywoman wants to allow ...

http://youtu.be/TNHOI0apJ0Y

Friday’s tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut shook the nation and the world. Some are arguing than any discussion of gun violence “politicizes” the tragedy. I would argue that by avoiding the issue of gun violence we shrug ...

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