Mass-Killings Aren’t Always Mass-Shootings

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Have you heard? There was another major city mass killing just yesterday. 33 victims are confirmed dead, and another 36 were injured, but the investigation is ongoing. Earlier in the day, the death toll stood at 23, but victims continued to be discovered.

The death toll is eclipsed by only two modern day mass-shootings in America – Las Vegas and Orlando.

But wait – you haven’t heard? How could there be a mass-killing of dozens without it being reported?

Witnesses claim that a man burst into the offices of an animation production company and started screaming “You Die!”

Again – how is it that we haven’t heard? read more

Armed Citizens Do Save Lives

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Recently Garen Wintemute, director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, was quoted saying: “I think most people don’t want to be in a society where people have arms everywhere, particularly since there is no evidence that being armed is a benefit.”

Well, possibly to the surprise of some, I agree with Mr. Wintemute – that is, I agree with half his statement.

I too, as most Americans certainly would, prefer a country where no one has the need or even desire to arm themselves – beyond weapons for hunting. That would be wonderful and there is a place that has achieved this level of civility, peace and love for one another.

It’s called Heaven and its inhabitants are angels.

Unfortunately, this isn’t heaven, and none of us are angels, so we do what we must to try to assure that our loved ones and neighbors don’t get there prematurely. read more