People Magazine Weighs in on Schenecker Gun Violence Coverage

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Another day, another mother who goes postal and kills her own kids. Tragic? You bet. Newsworthy? Thankfully. Still. But People magazine? I thought they limited their coverage to celebrity deaths/peccadillos/tragedies….

Guns, Flowers and Father’s Day

My mom called this morning. That’s her featured in the video above. And no, her shooting technique isn’t as good as her mother’s. Mom mentioned that one of her friends attempted target shooting once. She seized up with fright and never even sent the first round downrange. The friend—a lady my mom’s age—kept saying, “I just couldn’t do it, I just couldn’t do it. I was way too nervous and too scared of that gun.” Mom analyzed her friend’s fear of guns thusly: “Well, she didn’t grow up around guns.” In stark contrast, guns were always a part of how my mom grew up. She credits her father—my grandfather–for her familiarity with firearms.

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My mom called this morning. That’s her featured in the video above. And no, her shooting technique isn’t as good as her mother’s. Mom mentioned that one of her friends attempted…

Lesbian Corrections Officer’s Guns Don’t Shoot People. Lesbian Corrections Officers do.

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Or something like that. This story from the NY Daily News recounts the pertinent info, and dances carefully down a line between titillation and politically-incorrect positions. The pertinent facts are these…