Candy Ass Gun-Slingers

Jun 20

Candy Ass Gun-Slingers

The gun-slinging flashers who threatened to bring their guns to town and parade them around openly in Minneapolis and St. Paul have put their warm guns back in their happy pockets and backed down, running away at the first signs of gun-control Mommas and urban bicycling activists. As someone said on my Facebook page: “Buncha candy asses!” The story...

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Minnesota Gun Safety: Shot Down By…Democrats?!!!

May 06

Minnesota Gun Safety: Shot Down By…Democrats?!!!

  This post is re-published from The UpTake, where it first appeared. All winter long, hundreds of gun-carrying opponents of gun safety laws crowded the Minnesota State Capitol, ostentatiously presenting their numbers and their obvious weapons during the difficult debates over proposals to tighten gun safety laws in the state. So I was surprised, upon entering...

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GUNS WIN! Shoot-Out at the Capitol Corral

Feb 08

GUNS WIN! Shoot-Out at the Capitol Corral

Update on The UpTake: Today, 2-14-13, I ask how Minnesota is supposed to try to have a real discussion about guns when the discussion room is FULL of guns. Please see: www.theuptake.org                                       — Nick Coleman   What a week for guns! Minnesota was awash in gun talk this week, starting with...

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Obama Minneapolis Visit Highlights Gun Control Divide

Feb 06

Obama Minneapolis Visit Highlights Gun Control Divide

(The following post was written for The UpTake) Story by Nick Coleman. Videography by Jacob Wheeler & Allison Herrera (updated 3:43 p.m. Feb. 5, 2013) President Barack Obama visited Minneapolis Monday to try to light a fire under his campaign to reduce gun violence in America. But even as he was speaking to a gathering of law enforcement officers, local leaders...

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Minnesota: A Man’s Home is His Castle. And an Execution Chamber, Too.

Nov 28

Minnesota: A Man’s Home is His Castle. And an Execution Chamber, Too.

It probably doesn’t seem that the Thanksgiving Day killings of two teens in Little Falls, Minnesota, shot by a deranged but heavily armed home owner, could be any more horrible. But consider this possibility: If a gun law passed early this year by the Minnesota Legislature had not been vetoed by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the Little Falls killer would not be in...

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Shots Fired: Few heard, a man died, Minneapolis shrugged.

Apr 11

Shots Fired: Few heard, a man died, Minneapolis shrugged.

There are a number of deeply disturbing things about Monday night’s murder of a 22-year-old Good Samaritan who was delivering dinner to a needy family in North Minneapolis: The least important is that it makes an awkward occasion for Mayor R.T. Rybak, who plans to deliver his annual State of the City address in North Minneapolis today. Rybak has been too busy...

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Shoot Them from a Boat or Shoot Them By a Goat

Feb 24

Shoot Them from a Boat or Shoot Them By a Goat

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill greatly expanding the situations in which it would be legal to use deadly force (this means, “shoot” someone dead) when a person feels threatened. The guy in the next car flip you off and hit the brakes after you honked at him? Shoot the bastard before he escalates this thing any further. I feel threatened,...

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