What country fetishizes, lionizes, valorizes, idolizes, and sacralizes guns as much as does our United States? OK, possibly Mozambique–the only country with an AK47 on its flag, but really, it’s long past time to end this obsessive “My Precious” attachment of Americans to instruments of death. This morning, December 25, 2014, of the nine top stories from US Reuters, six were about shootings — four new ones and two about the national movement against shootings of citizens by police.
As Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety seizes the anniversary of the Sandy Hook attack as a chance to push more gun control, it is important to note that falling deaths outnumber “school shooting ” deaths by tens of thousands each year. According to Everytown’s most recent numbers , there were 45 fatalities from “school shootings” between the December 2012 Sandy Hook attack and December 9, 2014.
With the firearm deer hunting season opening Saturday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to stop by a DNR deer check station after their successful harvest for DNRstaff to collect important data from their deer and to receive their 2014 cooperator patch . A deer head or entire carcass must be presented to receive a patch.
At noon SaturdayNovember 1st 2014, people will once again gather and fire their guns at Gun Clubs across the state for the protest called Shot HeardRoundNY . They once again will fire shots in unison with gun owners around the state on a symbolic gesture of protest to GovernorAndrew Cuomo and his ruling party.
April 10, 2014 — A new policy paper from the American College of Physicians offers nine strategies to address the societal, health care, and regulatory barriers to reducing firearms-related violence, injuries, and deaths in the United States.