Guns, guns, guns! We love guns! Nineteen children and two adults were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Seventeen teenage kids were murdered at Margory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Relaxed and happy people attend a parade in Highland Park, Illinois; seven dead, 48 others wounded — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Joyful people attend morning Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue, L’Simcha Congregation, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eleven dead, several wounded, including Holocaust survivors — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Happy people attend evening Bible Study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
At a dance studio in Monterey Park, California 19 people are murdered — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
It happens again in Half Moon Bay three days later — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Concert goers in Las Vegas, Nevada enjoy the party when a lone shooter opens un from his perch at the Mandalay Bay Resort/Casino; 60 people dead, 413 wounded — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Happy people in El Paso, Texas go about their day shopping at Walmart, until a racist madman walked in and murdered 23 of them — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Once again a Texan, this time in Allen, proves the new philosophy for the extremely radical right: “Our right to own any type of firearms is more important than your child’s right to live.” Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Is Texas the mass shooting capital of the world? Six mass shootings since 2017. Texas has some of the most lenient gun laws in America. Unlicensed open carry anytime, anywhere in Texas. Defiance in the face of reality Governor Greg Abbott vows to soldier on to support the philosophy that a killer’s right to bear arms is more important than your right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Ain’t no lie. Two Tennessee state legislators — two young Black men — were kicked out of the Tennessee legislature after leading protestors in gun safety chants after three adults and three nine-year-old students were murdered at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
A Republican congressman, Tim Burchett, said government could not fix anything, that “criminals will be criminals,” and “ don’t see any real role that we could do other than mess things up.” Telling reporters that he and his wife home school their nine-year-old daughter — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Active shooter drills — Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Ain’t no lie. According to the Brady Campaign, an anti-gun violence organization, mass shootings surged 183% since the 1994 assault weapons ban expired in 2004. Bans on high capacity magazines can lower gun violence by 48%. Gun safety laws work. But hey, the Tree of Liberty has to be watered with someone’s blood, right? It’s the price we pay for the Second Amendment, so, no problem. Just send thoughts and prayers. Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Here’s my prayer: “Hey God, if you are real and not an ancient figment of someone’s over fertile, Stone Age imagination, why the f**k do you let this carnage go on?”
Eight killed in Allen, Texas, several more wounded. It’s funny, in a ‘I’m not laughing’ sort of way, to hear government officials gather at a press conference from Allen, and say they appreciate all the support from Governor Abbott and other state officials. Support for what? They want to make it easier for future gunmen to acquire weapons of war and high capacity magazines. Yes, let’s thank Governor Abbott for making it easier to commit mass murder.
Guns, Guns, Guns! We love guns!
Tim Forkes started as a writer on a small alternative college newspaper in Milwaukee called the Crazy Shepherd. Writing about entertainment issues, he had the opportunity to speak with many people in show business, from the very famous to the people struggling to find an audience. In 1992 Tim moved to San Diego, CA and pursued other interests, but remained a freelance writer. Upon arrival in Southern California he was struck by how the business of government and business was so intertwined, far more so than he had witnessed in Wisconsin. His interest in entertainment began to wane and the business of politics took its place. He had always been interested in politics, his mother had been a Democratic Party official in Milwaukee, WI, so he sat down to dinner with many of Wisconsin’s greatest political names of the 20th Century: William Proxmire and Clem Zablocki chief among them. As a Marine Corps veteran, Tim has a great interest in veteran affairs, primarily as they relate to the men and women serving and their families. As far as Tim is concerned, the military-industrial complex has enough support. How the men and women who serve are treated is reprehensible, while in the military and especially once they become veterans. Tim would like to help change that reality.