Contrary to the imagery of the Wild West, Pierre M. Atlas says many towns in the real Old West had tougher restrictions on the carrying of guns than the one just invalidated by the Supreme Court.
Tag: Mass Shootings
Chris Hedges: America’s Gun Fetish
There will be no gun control, not only because of the gun lobby and a corrupt political class, but because for many white Americans the idea of the gun is the only power they have left.
Armed & Ignorant in the Land of the Free
Lawrence Davidson analyzes why the NRA keeps dominating U.S. gun policy.
Chris Hedges: The Politics of Cultural Despair
As our empire implodes, and with it social cohesion, we must face what is happening — not only around us— but within us.
Mass Shootings in the White Noise of Anywhere USA
Phil Rockstroh muses on how the impulse to possess an unlimited number of firearms fits into the late-imperium scheme of things.
Hold the Teddy Bears & Candles
In a nation afflicted by fads, crazes, manias and rages, mass murder is the jackpot for nihilists, writes James Howard Kunstler.
Beware Calls in US for Domestic ‘Terrorism’ Laws
Mass shootings by white supremacists should not be exploited to further militarize the police and lose more civil liberties, says Caitlin Johnstone.
Gun Rights and ‘Freedom’s’ Perversities
The concept of personal freedoms is relatively new to human history but has often, ironically, been exploited by people in power to achieve or maintain a sociopolitical goal, posits Lawrence Davidson in this analysis.
Collateral Damage/Stuff Happens
President George W. Bush (and his successor Barack Obama) have lamented “collateral damage” in Afghanistan and Iraq and Jeb Bush shrugs off a domestic mass shooting as “stuff happens” but the tragedies have a common denominator: glorification of war and cultural acceptance of violence,…