By Calling for Universal Gun Background Checks.
Now slow down, breathe.
I know you were expecting awesome new body vocabulary right in time for the holiday, but here’s a link to a fresh piece about sex. Don’t say I didn’t do anything for you.
But calling for Universal Gun Background Checks kinda seems appropriate to the holiday, dontcha think? Guns are a hot topic. The NRA has come under fire for reaching out to children with efforts to enthuse them about guns. Violence is aimed at us all the time, and the only reason not to call for universal background checks on guns (and ammo for that matter!) is: To. Sell. More. Guns.
12,000 is the number of families who will fall prey to gun violence by random faceless blank slates who buy guns online, if I have my information straight. Theresa O. claims something like that here, anyway:
The Don Quixote-squely-named “Demand A Plan To End Gun Violence” posted her story with vidclip and petition to sign here. I signed. I mean, I will when I’m done spouting off about it, which is almost now.
Myth: Guns make women safer.
Fact-check: In 2010, nearly 6 times more women were shot by husbands, boyfriends, and ex-partners than murdered by male strangers.
• >> A woman’s chances of being killed by her abuser increase more than 7 times if he has access to a gun.
(Source: Mother Jones)
What do you say? Let’s celebrate the day of love by taking 32 seconds to maybe push toward less anonymous people having untraceable guns. Do it for your lover, baby. Come on, you know you want to. That’s right, I said it. You little…
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Ed: Lynn Johnson Hasselberger
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