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I hope this blog will provoke some thoughtful reflection about the issue of guns and gun violence. I am passionate about the issue and would love to change some misperceptions and the culture of gun violence in America by sharing with readers words, photos, videos and clips from articles to promote common sense about gun issues. Many of you will agree with me- some will not. I am only one person but one among many who think it's time to do something about this national problem. The views expressed by me in this blog do not represent any group with which I am associated but are rather my own personal opinions and thoughts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Watch these videos!

Hey all. Some days so much stuff comes my way, it's hard to know where to begin. Get out your popcorn. I have assembled some videos of interest and concern for my readers/viewers. So let's begin right here with a great example of the two sides of the gun debate. One is expressed by several people who have some differing views of what's reasonable. The other by Rep. Darrell Issa of California. Here is the video. Watch for yourself.

This one is very short and sweet and doesn't need any explanation. Out of the mouths of babes......:

This one also speaks for itself. It is a hidden camera video of two people purchasing guns without background checks at a Texas gun show.

And this Public Service Announcement shows the graphic results of gun violence. The fictional collage of what a bullet can do to real human beings who die from bullets 30,000 times a year in the U.S.

Attorney General Eric Holder testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He made it clear that the ATF's Fast and Furious program was a serious problem with many errors made. But the main problem is still that the U.S. is supplying too many dangerous guns to the Mexican Drug Cartel.

I hope you enjoyed the videos. They should have scared you into action. If you are done with your popcorn, please act to prevent senseless gun violence. Common sense should tell our leaders to stand up against the NRA and do the right thing for public health and safety.


  1. Sorry if the 3rd video will not play for some people. I don't know if you have to have a Vimeo account to see it? It's a good one with a little girl talking about passing sensible gun laws.

  2. So sorry all, the video about the Texas gun show hidden camera is listed as private. When I embedded it on my blog, it was not listed that way. It was more of the same type of hidden camera shots of how easy it is to buy guns from private sellers at gun shows without background checks. The one about the little girl is there and starts playing immediately and keeps going with no way to pause it. I guess some videos are more difficult to watch than others.

  3. The video with the child demonstrates the reason that we don't let children vote. She's merely mouthing the words that she's been told to say. Ask her whether she wants to live in a society in which the government has to approve of her exercise of her rights.

    Attorney General Holder has much to answer over Fast and Furious, especially his belief that we're the major source of illegal guns in Mexico. Especially his belief that he needs more tools to do his job. If he thinks that his job is to allow guns to cross the border, even when gun shops tried to stop them, then we need to take tools away from him.

    Rep. Issa was the only voice of reason in these videos. Of course, reason means something different to gun control advocates from what it means to gun rights advocates.

  4. Dear readers, I just received an e-mail about a virus going around coming through Facebook which says to watch a video from YouTube. It is totally coincidental that the title of this post is "Watch this video" . As far as I know these are all safe to watch.