Tag Archives: Guns

Metal Detectors For Kindergardeners….. the Real America?

Reaping what the Supreme Court has sowed. The United States of America is the only place on earth where T.S.A.-like guards subject kindergarteners to daily security screening. Is this the “real” America? Is this what conservative America thinks is “freedom.”

Medicynical note: Our conservative Supreme Court majority has decreed that literally any attempt to control access to or the actual carrying of guns on our streets and malls is a threat to “freedom” and unconstitutional. Meanwhile the justices sit at home shaking in fear and complaining about the threat of people in front of their homes who might be carrying a gun. Ironic? Or just sicko?

Meanwhile the rest of us, including our children and grandchildren are subjected to mass shootings, threats of bodily harm, shooting incidents and now the daily screening for weapons as they go to school. “Freedom” in America has become a sick joke.

Only in America…..6 years old shooters

“In no way do I believe that we were fully prepared for a 6-year-old student to bring a gun to school … and shoot his teacher,” he said. “There is a lot to learn here and a lot to unpack.”

“On Monday, the chief called the investigation into the shooting “unprecedented.” He said the gun was taken from the child’s home. The boy’s mother had legally purchased the gun, Drew said.”

Medicynical Note: Is it any wonder that our conservative dominated Supreme Court, the facilitators of our gun culture, is fearful of people…….. with…….. guns.

We’ve become the America no one could have possibly anticipated or hoped for, except maybe gun manufacturers. We lead the industrialized world in guns/capita, gun homicides, gun suicides, mass shootings, school shootings, accidental gun deaths, police shootings (both of policemen and of citizens).

It’s our disgrace and yes, it’s the guns.

A Six Year Old Perp: Guns in America

Anyone think this is what the Supreme Court had in mind when they legalized guns everywhere for everyone?

Sadly this Onionesque headline is real.

“We did not have a situation where someone was going around the school shooting,” Newport News police chief Drew told reporters. “We have a situation in one particular location where a gunshot was fired.”

“He added that the shooting was not an accident.” (Emphasis Medicynic)

“The student has since been taken into custody, and the teacher, a woman in her 30s, was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that were “believed to be life-threatening”, according to the police department. Drew told reporters the teacher’s condition had improved somewhat by late afternoon.”

Medicynical Note: This really happened…..in…..America. WTF happened to us?

On the same day it was reported that 323 police were shot and 60 died in 2022 while 1400 people were shot and killed by police in 2022 and that since 2014 over 8000 people have been shot and killed by police.

Ironically, the people who made the killings possible and common, the people who gave us the “freedom” to kill, our conservative Supreme Court members, say that are “afraid” of people carrying guns near their homes.

And our brave police who should be leading the fight against gun violence, continue as a group to support deregulating gun ownership. They do this to the point of often refusing to enforce gun laws (Connecticut is just one example).

And we all live in fear. Welcome to America in 2023.

Supremes Scared of Guns Everywhere….and the rest of us?

The Supreme Court that has supported guns everywhere for everyone is afraid……..of guns. “The law requires every judge to swear an oath to perform his or her work without fear or favor, but we must support judges by ensuring their safety,” Roberts wrote in his nine-page report. “A judicial system cannot and should not live in fear. The events of Little Rock teach about the importance of rule by law instead of by mob.”

Medicynical Note: Mass shootings in America almost daily. School shootings several times a year. And the judges who made it all possible are……… scared. What about the rest of us?

Incompetent Policing: Colorado Springs Slaughter

“But the law that allows guns to be removed from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others has seldom been used in the state, particularly in El Paso County, home to Colorado Springs, where the 22-year-old Aldrich allegedly went into Club Q with a long gun just before midnight and opened fire before he was subdued by patrons.’

“”If the justice system had followed through with something, anything … he wouldn’t likely have had access to be able to get a weapon and five people wouldn’t have died,” Bowman said.”

Medicynical Note: Given the dereliction of duty by the Chief of Police and his office I would hope the victims of this preventable massacre force the firing of the chief and obtain massive compensation from the city and county for their loss.

This only happens in the U.S. where guns are cheap and available to anyone; where our police forget the protect part of their duty while cashing their paychecks; where children in school live in fear; where innocents are regularly slaughtered (over 600 mass shootings this year). This happens rarely if ever elsewhere. That’s a fact.

It’s not that we have more mental health problems than elsewhere, it’s not the doors; it’s not the founders (they’d be appalled); in most cases it’s not police incompetence; ITS THE GUNS.

Guns, Fear, Death and Irony in Permitless-Carry America

Supreme Court Justice Alito recently said he felt “threatened by unarmed people as they used their first amendment rights to protest court decisions.

Meanwhile around the U.S. more and more states are implement the court’s permitless-carry rulings and more people around the country openly carry weapons.

Medicynical Note: Parenthetically this is a freedom created by the same conservative Supreme Court justices that now say they live in fear of being shot, in part, because of it.

Police, as a group inexplicably seem to favor all “2nd amendment rights,” including open carry. But ironically or tragically they are one of the groups at greatest risk from this “freedom.”

America leads the industrialized world in police deaths from guns, and people, innocents and perps, being shot by police. We also are the industrial world leaders in all other gun deaths including accidental shootings, mass shootings, school shootings, suicides by guns, armed assaults and robberies.

Each year local governments, pay out millions of dollars to innocents and their survivors and bystanders erroneously shot by police using excess force…..often because they work and live in fear of being shot themselves.

And all this is based on a constitutional amendment and tradition that arguably had it’s origin in slavery and racism. This is American freedom?

Another School Shooting….Want more of this? Vote republican

Another shooting, due, in great part, to our Republican dominated Supreme Court. Don’t like this Vote Democrat!

Medicynical Note: Another school mass shooting brought to you by the NRA, the republican party and the republican dominated Supreme Court. We have more mass shootings in one month than all of Europe has in a year. We’re number 1.