Female shooter attacks YouTube headquarters, wounds three

Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a 39-year-old woman from San Diego, traveled to YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California and began shooting random YouTube employees with a 9mm handgun. She wounded three people before turning her weapon on herself. One of her victims remains in critical condition. Aghdam was reportedly upset with how YouTube was “filtering” her videos so … Continue reading “Female shooter attacks YouTube headquarters, wounds three”

The reality of the ‘March for Our Lives’ anti-gun marches

Demonstrators took to the streets in cities quite literally all over the world on Saturday to denounce gun violence. The events were spearheaded by students reacting to the most recent mass shooting, the one perpetrated by a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida against current students and faculty. The massacre left 17 people dead. … Continue reading “The reality of the ‘March for Our Lives’ anti-gun marches”

Stop mass shootings by federalizing the power of prayer

One way to stop mass shootings in this country that doesn’t require new gun control laws is to harness the power of prayer. You hear a lot of people, especially Republicans, talk about “thoughts and prayers” after a mass shooting. What if the “thoughts and prayers” took place before a mass shooting? My idea is to … Continue reading “Stop mass shootings by federalizing the power of prayer”

Whatever we are doing to stop mass shootings is not working

Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old white nationalist walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida armed with an AR-15 style assault weapon and murdered 17 people, including both adults and children.   It seems pretty obvious to me at this point that whatever we’re doing to stop these mass shootings isn’t working. Maybe … Continue reading “Whatever we are doing to stop mass shootings is not working”

Man kills 26 people while they attended Sunday church services

Devin Kelley killed 26 people Sunday. He went to the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas armed with a Ruger AR-556 assault rifle. He purchased the weapon at Academy Sports & Outdoors in San Antonio, Texas.   From USA Today: The 26-year-old gunman responsible for the deadly mass shooting at a Texas church had a long, troubled … Continue reading “Man kills 26 people while they attended Sunday church services”

Remember when I said we should ban all guns?

Shortly after the Las Vegas massacre, I declared that all firearms should be banned. I’ve thought a lot about it since writing that and I’ve changed my mind. I don’t think we should ever ban firearms, at least in my lifetime. In a perfect world, guns would be obsolete Don’t get me wrong, in a … Continue reading “Remember when I said we should ban all guns?”