Oregon standoff: Roseburg state legislator ignores local warnings, visits protesters | OregonLive.com

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2016/01/oregon_standoff_roseburg_state.html

This whole thing is one of the weirdest things to come down the pike in awhile. These guys make me think I need a firearm to protect myself from them! After all isn’t govt supposed to uphold laws whether they believe in them or not? I think the pick and choose approach is called…what is it again? Right Anarchy! The hypocrisy would be laughable if these folks weren’t serious.

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The Republican Fear of Facts on Guns – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/12/24/opinion/the-republican-fear-of-facts-on-guns.html

I feel so safe when I hear of our representatives blocking laws and finding that would reveal the truth about guns and violence. How long will our ostrich nature overrule common sense?

Ready, Fire, Aim: The Science Behind Police Shooting Bystanders | TIME.com

http://nation.time.com/2013/09/16/ready-fire-aim-the-science-behind-police-shooting-bystanders/#

This is a condensed version of an article than was in the Aug 2014 issue of Time. I haven’t found that one yet but wanted to get this out. It is now part of my thinking about guns and how they are used, the never mentioned scenario of actually using one on another person. It is excellent and I hope sheds a bit of light on how we think and use guns.

Trump: I Would Intentionally Kill Families To Defeat ISIS | ThinkProgress

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/15/3732671/trump-isis-kill-family-members/?ref=digest
On the past yokels, fringe lunatics had a following. They brought issues to the fore but they faded as folks realized the stupidity of them. Trump is so far beating the odds. I’m not saying other candidates are speaking and that anything would change. The electorate right now seems enamored of the idea we need to fall back to the 1950s when US was everything.
Because many think Trump is successful, despite his bankruptcies (a social benefit he drives from his wealth)
they think running the govt as a business will fix it all. My answer is to lengthy for here but I saw one poll I think explains in part Trumps success. People want their govt to protect them from terrorism. (Unless continental). To me, it’s only a dream. But people by a fair margin think owning guns will protect them if the govt won’t or can’t. We all are currently carrying a certain amount o of fear and angst these days. Only in the minds empty of ideas is gun ownership going to save the nation. When was the last time some one pulled out their Glock and saved a classroom? As I wrote this I get more perturbed at the idiotic, simple minded, uni dimensional solutions we get from politicians. Ill be posting a few items to try and bring some reality to this. At least from my POV.

What Has Happened To Us | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

We had two more shootings this week. One was in Flagstaff, AS. This is a small town in northern AZ. It’s one of those places where people go to get away our to go to a smaller school. I’ve been thru there many times as it’s on the way to the Grand Canyon and the heaviest concentration of US national parks in UT.

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2015/10/09/what-has-happened-us

In Wyoming, Taking A Photo Of A Polluted Stream Could Land You In Jail | ThinkProgress

In Wyoming, Taking Photo Of Polluted Stream Could Land You In Jail ThinkProgress

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/13/3657795/wyoming-pollution-photography-jail-time/

seems as though freedoms are taken for granted until they’re gone. and usually taken for specious reasons.

I wonder what’s so important about this law yet reasonable gun control laws bring out the vitriol from such oleaginous groups it looks like guns are more important than children.