Tag Archives: gun violence

What does it say about our society when even our priests are proudly declaring that they’re prepared to dispense lethal force?

Ann Arbor Catholic priest Ed Fride is in the news today for encouraging his parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church to arm themselves. In a letter sent out this past weekend to his flock, Fride explained why he carried a weapon, and why the church would likely be hosting more CPL classes on their […]

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You don’t have to go all the way to Tulsa to dress up like a cop and shoot people. You can do it right here in Michigan. It’ll just cost you $1,200.

Two weeks ago, on April 2, a 73-year-old insurance company executive by the name of Robert Bates shot and killed an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This likely wouldn’t have made the national news, if not for the fact that Bates was dressed as a police officer at the time… something he was allowed […]

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Dangerous Nipples: If you enter your local Kroger without a shirt, you’ll be asked to leave. A semi-automatic rifle, however, is just fine.

The organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, having successfully led a campaign to get Target to change their policy on open carry, is now turning their attention toward the nation’s largest supermarket chain, Kroger. Their new campaign, called Groceries Not Guns, is launching with a series of ads, like the one above, which I […]

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Shooting at snow plow operators in the Libertarian paradise that is Michigan

According to a report in today’s Ann Arbor News, a snow plow operator working outside the Valley Ranch apartments in Pittsfield Township this morning was shot at by a 39-year-old male. The shooter, it would appear, didn’t like the snow plow operator’s decision to deposit snow, which had fallen in the parking lot of the […]

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This weekend’s many violent crimes, what they mean about our community, and how we should respond

While I was away this past weekend, it would seem all hell broke loose in Ypsilanti. An Eastern Michigan University student athlete by the name of Demarius Reed was shot to death in an apparent robbery on Friday morning, after leaving a party at the University Green Apartments, at the 700 block of West Clark […]

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