This Week in Gundamentalism

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While there is no way we could chronicle all of tragic, absurd dangers the cult of gundamentalism has inflicted on the United States, it’s important to occasionally highlight the human face and overwhelming magnitude of the crisis of gun deaths in the United States. This periodic feature is designed to expose those realities as well as show the truth about the “good guy with a gun” myth.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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    • Guy was a felon, barred from owning guns.

      “Kansas gunman Cedric Ford, who shot and killed three people and wounded 14 others Thursday, was a felon who was barred from possessing a firearm.

      He faced 100 percent gun control, and the dead and the wounded now serve as another sad reminder that gun control does not stop or even hinder those with criminal determination.”-Hawkins

  • Big Swede, the CRIMINAL also is the woman who PROVIDED the KILLER the illegal weapons, she should be tried also as an accomplice for the murders. Their ARE consequences and and there are just too many weapons in circulation, especially assault weapons that only belong in the ranks of law enforcement and the military. Before I entered the Army, out on the land shotguns, REPEATERS like Winchesters, revolvers and 30-06 kept us well protected and with no Draft anymore, the Gun Lobby promotes
    sales of very expensive, wanna-be a soldier weaponry, it’s senseless!

  • “Before I entered the Army, out on the land shotguns, REPEATERS like Winchesters, revolvers and 30-06 kept us well”

    Me too, Pubbly. I feel no need to own an assault rifle. Why? I carried the Car 15 in Nam, and I thought it was an OK tool for the job, but what the hell? Who needs one in this country? I grew up with Winchester 30-30’s, .22’s. and shotguns. And now, I own some pistols, one for bears one for plinkin’, and one for home defense. Don’t see much need for anything else. But I do love my antique guns. You AIN’T gonna do a mass shooting with them! If these domestic terrorists really had some nuts, they’d take on the cops with my Springfield trap doors, or my half stock plains rifle! Hell, Lewis and Clark took on GRIZ with that gun! They had real nuts!

    But you’re right. This gun fetish shit is nuts. I love my old gun collection, but just as a history project. They’re beautiful, and fun to look at.

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