Category Archives: Gun Control

Florida Will Make It Easier to Kill

Florida Plans To Make a Bad Law Worse In one of the most glaring NRA-has-us-by-the-nuts moves, Florida is attempting to make it easier to claim a “stand your ground defense, and they’ll pay you for it too. From the Orlando Sentinel: In a bizarre, dangerous and costly new expansion to the NRA-backed “stand your ground law,” GOP legislators want to increase the burden of proof on prosecutors trying to convict anyone who claims self-defense. – Read the full article

Oregon Shooter Described Himself as a “Conservative, Republican”

By now you’ve heard about the latest mass shooting in America, this time at an Oregon university. Right wing sites like Breitbart were quick to imply the shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, was a dangerous Muslim because he was reported to have asked students to state their religion and began shooting Christians. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story ♀ Speaker John Boehner to resign from Congress – And Vox has a thorough review of why. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Illegal Abortion Is Dangerous, Birth Control Works, and Other Inconvenient Truths for Pro-Lifers  ♀ 15 Years On, Conservatives Are Still Trying to Kill the Abortion Pill ♀ When “Pro-Life” Means “Anti-Birth Control” ♀ Anti-Abortion Group Loses Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Legal Process ♀ Senate Democrats Block Restrictive 20-Week Abortion Ban ♀ PPFA President Agrees to Testify Before House Committee; House Dems Demand CMP Testify, Too ♀ Stat check: No, women couldn’t just “go somewhere else” if Planned Parenthood closed ♀ Senate halts Planned Parenthood defund bid – And thereby averts another government shutdown. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

  Note: I won’t be doing Friday Feminism next Friday, 9/18,  due to our participation in a charitable event for Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue. FF will return on 9/25. See you then. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Planned Parenthood Clinic Blaze Ruled Arson As Legislative Attacks Continue ♀ Louisiana: Women Don’t Need Planned Parenthood. – Read the full article

Reflecting On National Suicide Prevention Week

We all know that gun violence is rampant in America. Often forgotten in the gun control discussion are those who die by suicide: Guns are the method used in over 50% of all completed suicides. How many of these individuals might have lived, had a gun not been so easily available? – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Special Labor Day Lead Story ♀ Women in mostly male workplaces exhibit psychological stress response  They encounter social isolation, performance pressures, sexual harassment, obstacles to mobility, moments of both high visibility and invisibility, co-workers’ doubts about their competence, and low levels of workplace social support. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and LGBTQ

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ I thought I saw all the Planned Parenthood sting footage. Turns out the tapes were edited. ♀ Even If You Haven’t Had an Abortion, You Owe Planned Parenthood ♀ Abortion foes find new ways to get details about patients, doctors ♀ Ben Carson employs Cylon logic against women ♀ Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome Diagnosis ♀ Conservatives target bust of Planned Parenthood founder – I was surprised that conservatives could be this petty and mean-spirited. – Read the full article

Hillary Speaks On Gun Violence

Deaths from gun violence in America are “needless and senseless” she says. Hear the rest of her comments in this video. "We have got to do something about gun violence in America." — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2015 – Read the full article

Today’s Shooting and the Desperate Redirection by RWNJs

If you missed it today, there was another horrific shooting in America. This time, the murder of a Virginia news reporter and her cameraman, as well as the wounding of a woman being interviewed, apparently the work of a disgruntled and deranged employee who later killed himself. – Read the full article

Video Clips of the Week

Tom Harkin endorses Hillary – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Four States Have Now Defunded Planned Parenthood ♀ The Unauthorized History of the GOP’s 30-Year War on Planned Parenthood ♀ Anti-abortion goons target NC teacher who called them ‘misogynists’ outside a women’s health clinic ♀ Woman With Abortion In Past Is Stung By Man’s Accusation ♀ Wichita police investigating possible bomb threat at abortion clinic – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Animals & the Environment, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Gun Violence

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Oklahoma Court Blocks Medication Abortion Restriction ♀ Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood – Two points. First, the title should have been “Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood- Sort Of”, since he’s still a member of the forced birth crowd. – Read the full article