25 Search Results for gun

March 1, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Gun Violence in America: A Small Town Lawyer’s Thoughts

...d we become. But here, as Fareed Zakaria says, “Is my take”. The Nature of Gun Violence Gun violence is a symptom like fever, pain, or that itching rash. We of course want to alleviate symptoms, but that will not cure the underlying disease. We must address the disease and the side effects of any treatment. While treating to control the sneeze and wheeze, we still want to solve the riddle of cancer and heart disease. Violence, oppression, greed, a...

January 5, 2016 at 8:05 pm

A Turning Point in American Gun Violence?

...aw practice I have seen @ a dozen deaths, suicides, and homicides, most by gun. Licensing of gun dealers, universal background checks, even at gun shows and on the Internet, improvement of the national database including indicators from mental health sources, and increased funding for mental health treatment, are not first steps to “take away our guns”. The panderer Donald Trump cannot make it so. They are baby steps in a revolution that must end...

December 16, 2012 at 12:14 am

I Wonder What’s Gone Wrong? Newtown Connecticut

...pretty “Old Testament” and hardly in keeping with Jesus’ teachings. 8. The gun control advocates go on a rant almost immediately, without even pausing to show respect to the very real, flesh and blood, victims. 9. The NRA and gun ownership advocates go into a full court press reminding politicians of the tremendous political clout they yield. Imagine what they are planning at this very moment to protect their turf. 10. The press always asks, “What...

April 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm

WV Senate Bill 430 – The Law That No One Heard Of

...ether an order granted under this bill would trigger the provisions of the Gun Control Act.” In response to those concerns, I have tweaked the language of the bill slightly, to clarify that the kinds of behaviors we are talking about here are of the low-burn type that clearly do not rise to the level of DV, as well as to add a subsection clarifying legislative intent. I think that without these changes, the Court would have grave opposition to the...

July 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm

The State of Florida v. George Zimmerman – and Our System of Justice

.... I also had dear family members be the victim of violence, and threatened gun violence, and I have been threatened myself. So, I have thought carefully about the subject. I thought halfway through that the verdict would be involuntary manslaughter. But, Fla. doesn’t have involuntary manslaughter, and I could not understand the instruction, which the judge gave several times. Even a talking head on CNN couldn’t understand it. But, what I figured o...

February 20, 2015 at 11:27 pm

How I Became a Communist?

...vengeance on anyone who dares say the slightest thing in favor of reducing gun violence. Add to them the traditional, pro-business, conservative, and I confess that I believe our system of civil justice is endangered. We could see a future where our fate is tied to a rigged system of politically appointed judges and arbitrators. It is a scary thought indeed. Here are some thoughts in favor of moderation and our constitutional system of checks and...

July 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm

So, You Think A Divorce May Be In Your Future?

...possess a firearm FOR LIFE. The protective order itself causes the loss of gun rights only while it is in effect, BUT your or your spouse’s name can go into the Federal Gun Control Database for a long, long time. Think Moslem terrorists, hiding in this country, and the way they treat their women, to understand why the Federal Authorities carefully peruse that database. 9. Plan where are you going to stay. Do you have a plan to get household goods...

May 14, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Collaborative Divorce: I Remain Unconvinced

...say goodbye to the trusted advisor and turn to an expensive “Have (legal) Gun Will Travel” “hired gun” who will have to learn everything the first lawyer was paid to organize and learn. d. So, what will she/he do? “Cave” of course! Accept something she does not want, not because it is a fair deal but because the collaborators, the counselors, and even the Court, by sanctioning such a procedure, are pressuring her/him to do. And, believe it or not...

June 26, 2013 at 12:43 am

Militant Moderate – Mad As Hell!

...ous, doltish, demagogic, infantile, libelous, insane rant about the Senate gun background check bill. Are we forgetting that the folks who are in “GOVERNMENT!” are us? They are the people we elected. They are the bureaucrats who met the standards to be hired and retained even when political parties change power. They are lawfully selected appointees. They are our Supreme Court. They are the volunteers, men and women, who volunteered to serve their...

June 7, 2013 at 12:38 am

Burt’s Response to the Challenges of the Modern World

...Fox news and diatribes from the right. q. My support of Senator Manchin’s gun registration bill, the ONE bill with a chance of passage, earned me a rant, at the barber shop and on Facebook, from the Second Amendment fanatics threatening an armed rebellion if it passed! These people believe the propaganda of mouthpiece of gun manufacturers, the NRA. They want no knowledge outside of their small world view. r. Fear of change seems to be fueling rel...