Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Gun List

300,000,000       approximate number of guns owned by Americans
         31,000       approximate number of Americans killed by guns yearly
           2,793       number of children killed by guns in 2009
    4,000,000       number of NRA members
$25,000,000       minimum estimate of NRA spending on political ads and lobbying
                           in 2011-12

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
Wayne LaPierre, Ex. VP of NRA
suggesting that all schools come equipped with an armed cop
IGOER (Insert GIF of Eye Roll)

Friday, December 14, 2012

question of the week

"...things like, Do we all need assault weapons?"
Colorado governor, John Hickenlooper, commenting on "issues that merit discussion" when considering the possibilities for gun control legislation in his state. My husband likes to think it was tongue-in-cheek.  I'd like to think so too.  But I don't.  (This was posted a few hours before the murder of school children in Newtown, CT.)